Hallmark adds 'Wedding' to 'Witch' pics

Catherine Bell, Chris Potter to reprise roles in telefilm

Hallmark Channel is extending its "Good Witch" movie franchise with "The Good Witch's Wedding."

Catherine Bell and Chris Potter are set to reprise their roles in the telefilm, which has begun production in Toronto for a 2010 premiere.

"Wedding" finds widowed sheriff Jake Russell (Potter) and his fiancee, the mysterious Cassie Nightingale (Bell), planning a Christmas Eve wedding.

In addition to a tight time frame -- six days to mount a ceremony and reception -- Jake has to deal with an ex-con (Graham Abbey) who arrives in town and with finding documents proving Cassie's existence.

Also returning for "Wedding" are Matthew Knight and Hannah Endicott-Douglas as Jake's kids.

"Wedding" is the second sequel to 2008 "Witch," Hallmark Channel's second-highest-rated original movie. The first, "The Good Witch's Garden," premiered in February.

Craig Pryce, who directed the first two movies, is back to helm "Wedding" from a script by Rod Spence, the writer of the first two "Witch" films, and "Garden" co-writer G. Ross Parker.

The franchise's executive producers Frank Siracusa, Orly Adelson and Jonathan Eskenas, are back, with "Garden" producer taking another turn as well.
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