There’s going to be a lot more magic in Season 2 of “Witches of East End” now that Freya and Ingrid Beauchamp have discovered they come from a family of witches — and they happen to have unlocked a portal to another, magical world.
Star Rachel Boston, who plays Ingrid, tells Zap2it at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas that you can expect a “darker, sexier” Season 2. “Season 2, the whole theme is ‘darkness is rising.’ Now that the portal’s open, we have no idea what came out,” she explains. “Now that Freya and Ingrid know that they’re witches, the whole house is just taken over by magic because they don’t have to hide it anymore.”
That’s not to say it’s going to turn into a different show — “there’s still the grounded unit with the family” and all their human drama, Boston says, “but the circumstances surrounding the family are enhanced.”
Boston says she’s loved watching Ingrid transform over the first season of the show. “It’s incredible to play a woman who goes from being so reserved and so conservative and so sure of herself in a lot of ways in her safe environment but not comfortable with this universe of magic, and then by the end, discovering she’s the key,” she says.
Plus, she can’t exactly change her circumstances now. “There’s really no turning back — once she opens the portal, the world of magic is real. There’s no way she can go back to her old life. That acceptance, moving into Season 2, has been really fun to play.”
So, what can we expect in Season 2? First things first, Freya and Ingrid will find out about their long-lost brother.
“[The world] continues to expand in Season 2 — we learn about the brother and there are more revelations of this world of Asgard coming right away — so all the relationships get deeper,” including both Freya and Ingrid’s relationship and their strained relationship with their mother.
Boston continues, “Anytime something is revealed there’s that tension of ‘Why did you hide this from me?’ I think Freya and Ingrid are starting to understand more what their mother was protecting them from, so that is going to come to the surface in Season 2. We’re going to see the dangers our mother was trying to keep us [away from].”
“Witches of East End” Season 2 premieres Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.