Paul Gross, Rebecca Romijn

If you never saw the 1987 movie The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson, or read the John Updike novel, ABC is offering a fresh rendition with Eastwick.

Set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick, ABC's new series follows three women on the cusp of discovering that they're more powerful than they ever dreamed. Their quirky acts of persuasion, premonition and, let's just say, tapping into Mother Earth, bring the mysterious Darryl to town.

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While Paul Gross has some Nicholson-sized shoes to fill, his version of Darryl Van Horne may be just as evil, if not more. Gross stars opposite Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman.

How will Darryl seduce the lovely ladies of Eastwick?

Darryl's long-term plan is "very involved," says Gross, adding, " it's going to take a while to get these extraordinarily power women all to fall within his sphere of influence."

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Luckily for Gross, his co-stars have already fallen under his spell. "The only problem I have is that these women have all seemed to have fallen hopelessly in love with me, so I'm being hounded now and stalked by them," jokes Gross. "I'm magically attractive."

In the show, Darryl is a quick worker, having already seduced one of the three characters. Will the rest fall slave to his charming kiss? "I'll do much more than just kiss them," he says. "Some of it involves equipment, some of it involves stuff from Cirque du Soleil, some of it is power-driven, but it is going to be very involved and all three will be part of it."

At the same time? "That's what I'm angling for."

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Do you find the new series enchanting?