Gregg Chillin (Da Vinci’s Demons), James Thornton (Emmerdale) and Maimie McCoy (The Musketeers) have joined the cast of Sky Living’s upcoming drama pilot The Last Witch. They join previously announced main cast members Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfrdige) and Anne Reid (Last Tango In Halifax).
Penned by Scott & Bailey scribe Sally Wainwright, The Last Witch follows the lives of two feuding sisters who, having spent centuries apart are reunited with vengeful and deadly consequences. The drama is being produced by Red Production Company with Nicola Shindler serving as the executive producer.
The Last Witch forms part of the channel’s upcoming Drama Matters (formerly known as Reckless), a strand similar to the channel’s previously announced Love Matters and Sky1′s Little Crackers which will showcase a number of one-off dramas that are also serving as backdoor pilots. Such strands are considered an effective way of piloting potential new series.