A cable drama series has undergone a shakeup behind the scenes, with its showrunner leaving the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner and executive producer Daniel Petrie Jr. has exited the Hallmark Channel series “The Good Witch.”
Petrie, who wrote the screenplay for the film “Beverly Hills Cop,” left two months after he was hired to run “The Good Witch,” the story reports.
“Hallmark has taken over day-to-day duties on the 10-episode original scripted series, currently set to start production in Toronto in mid-October, and will bring in a new writing staff. The departure allows Petrie to focus on the film and TV development and production slate at his shingle, Enderby Entertainment,” the piece reports.
“The Good Witch” stars Catherine Bell as the witch of the show’s title, and comes after the network aired several TV movies featuring her character.
Catherine Bell as “The Good Witch”