Good Witch has had quite the evolution. The first of the Good Witch movies was made by the Hallmark Channel all the way back in 2008 and was unsurprisingly named The Good Witch.
It was hugely successful and so six more made for tv movies followed over the next six years. Each is focused on Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) as she settles into life in Middleton, a quintessential all American town outside of Chicago.
But fans wanted more and in 2015 it was decided to turn the franchise into a tv show with the first season airing eight episodes.
Fast forward a few years and we are seven seasons in – the first five which are available to stream on Netflix outside of the US! In the US you can watch it on Hallmark's streaming only service.
Good Witch Season 6 Netflix UK
As we know, the first five seasons are available on Netflix, outside of the US. If you're in the US, seasons 6 and 7 have been available on Netflix as of September 30, 2021.
However, there is no sign of it appearing in the rest of the world – yet! And believe me when I tell you that I have scoured the internet for any hint of a release date and have come up with NOTHING.
Nobody is more frustrated than me as I love the show. But so far, if there's a release date for Good Witch season 6 on Netflix, nobody knows about it.
It genuinely could happen that Netflix never airs it. In which case, it may become available on another streaming platform instead. If that happens, I will update you all.
What Is Good Witch About?
Good Witch is definitely not for everyone. It is an idyllic, if somewhat wholly unrealistic view of life, but it is sweet and positive and really great to watch with kids.
Essentially Cassie Nightingale is a witch of sorts. There are no wands or potions or spells, it's more about intuition and the more subtle ability to know exactly what people need to solve their problems.
Her daughter Grace (Bailee Madison) shares her gifts, as does her cousin Abigail (Sarah Power) and that's because they are descendants of the Merriwicks, who we have to assume were also very gifted.
It is these talents that Cassie uses to help the townsfolk of Middleton and along with her gift shop called Bell, Book & Candle – she also has the perfect solution for whatever ails them.
From the beginning of the original movie, Cassie Nightingale's life changes considerably. So when we meet her in the tv series she is the newly widowed Cassie Nightingale and lives in her B&B with family members Grace and George, her father in law.
But it's when she gets new next door neighbours that things really heat up. Because this is when Dr Sam Radford (James Denton) and his son Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond) come into her life. Over seven seasons their relationship blossoms with some ups and downs along the way.
Throw in a few recurring characters from the town including Mayor Martha Tinsdale (Catherine Disher) and cafe owner Stephanie (Kylee Evans) and what viewers get is the very easy to watch Good Witch.
Good Witch Official Trailer
Is Good Witch Worth Watching?
It is a wholesome drama where everything is ideal, nobody ever has a hair out of place, makeup and clothing are immaculate. Everyone is beautiful and the town is perfect.
Like Chesapeake Shores, it's typical Hallmark all wrapped up in a beautiful hand-crafted bow!
And genuinely, that's what's charming about it. It takes you on a magical journey and provides escapism in abundance and all of the characters are incredibly likeable.
The stories flow and the lives of the Middleton residents and their Grey House B&B guests are all quite lovely.
Full of wholesome messages and good enough to capture the entire family's attention, it's either your cup of tea or it's not. But if it's the kind of thing you generally like, then you'll love it!
How Many Seasons Of Good Witch Are On Netflix?
In the United States, all seven seasons have been aired on the Hallmark Channel. Netflix also has distribution rights and added season six and season seven in September 2021, in the US.
However, in the UK there are still only five seasons available to stream on the platform.
The Cast Of Good Witch
Catherine Bell plays Cassie Nightingale, the character that the series is based on.
It's her intuitive charm that keeps the show running and Bell stars in all 76 episodes as well as all of the Good Witch movies. In real life she has quite a life, moving from the UK to California when she was just two years old.
She went to UCLA to study biology/ pre-medicine, but she dropped out to become a model in Japan. She was in over 200 episodes of JAG but is now a main player for the Hallmark Channel and is in a lot of their films.
When Dr Sam Radford moves in next door to Cassie, the Good Witch changes direction. And this is largely due to how good James Denton is in the role.
Most will recognise him from his time in Desperate Housewives as Mike Delfino. You can also check him out in Devious Maids and Selfie Dad.
Bailee Madison plays Cassie's daughter Grace who starred in the first five seasons before leaving. But she did return for a couple of guest appearances in the series finale.
Madison has been in Just Go with It with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, Once Upon a Time and the hit teen musical, A Week Away on Netflix.
Sarah Power plays Abigail Pershing, Cassie's cousin. Unlike Cassie, Abigail has no problem using her witch powers to get what she wants though over time she does evolve into a more moral person.
In real life, she has had roles in American Gothic and Killjoys, is married to Peter Mooney and has one child.