David Nutterhas signed on to direct the previously announced pilot for ABC’s Witches Of Eastwick TV show, a light fantasy based on the John Updike novel, and the 1987 movie, about three women who develop supernatural powers after a mysterious man arrives in their their small town.
Nutter, whose big break came directing episodes of The X-Files, has an astonishing pilots record – all 14 he has directed have gone on to be picked up as series. His most recent successes include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist and Supernatural.
The show is a documentary-style comedy following three families. O’Neill will play the head of one of them, a 60-year-old man married to woman half his age. It will also feature a more traditional family and a gay couple who have just adopted a baby.
Eve Myles, who plays Gwen Cooper in Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, talked about the show’s upcoming five-episode third season at the New York Comic Con.