A Discovery of Witches (TV series)
|A Discovery of Witches|
All Souls Trilogy|
by Deborah Harkness
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||2 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original network||Sky One|
|Original release||14 September 2018– present|
A Discovery of Witches is a British television series based on the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, named after the first book in the series, A Discovery of Witches. It is produced by Bad Wolf and Sky Productions, and stars Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford. A Discovery of Witches premiered in the UK on Sky One on 14 September 2018, and is set to consist of eight episodes.
Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. This discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets it holds about magical beings. She is offered help by mysterious geneticist and vampire, Matthew Clairmont. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires they form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within while dodging threats from the creature world.
Cast and characters
- Teresa Palmer as Dr Diana Bishop, a witch and tenured Historian at Yale studying alchemy and science at Oxford
- Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and Professor of Biochemistry
- Edward Bluemel as Marcus Whitmore
- Louise Brealey as Gillian Chamberlain
- Malin Buska as Satu Järvinen
- Aiysha Hart as Miriam Shepherd
- Owen Teale as Peter Knox
- Alex Kingston as Sarah Bishop, Diana's aunt
- Valarie Pettiford as Emily Mather, Sarah's partner.
Recurring and guest
- Lindsay Duncan as Ysabeau de Clermont
- Tanya Moodie as Agatha Wilson
- Daniel Ezra as Nathaniel Wilson
- Freddie Thorpe as Matthieu Beny
- Greg McHugh as Hamish Osborne
- Aisling Loftus as Sophie Norman
- Elarica Johnson as Juliette Durand
|No.||Episode ||Directed by ||Written by ||Original air date ||U.K. viewers|
|1||Episode 1||Juan Carlos Medina||Kate Brooke||14 September 2018||TBD|
|2||Episode 2||Juan Carlos Medina||TBA||21 September 2018||TBD|
|3||Episode 3||Alice Troughton||TBA||28 September 2018||TBD|
|4||Episode 4||Alice Troughton||TBA||5 October 2018||TBD|
|5||Episode 5||Alice Troughton||TBA||12 October 2018||TBD|
|6||Episode 6||TBA||TBA||19 October 2018||TBD|
|7||Episode 7||TBA||TBA||26 October 2018||TBD|
|8||Episode 8||TBA||TBA||2 November 2018||TBD|
Warner Bros. purchased the film rights to A Discovery of Witches in 2011. The film was in the early stages of development, with few details released beyond the signing-on of playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay and producers Denise Di Novi and Allison Greenspan who have worked on Little Women, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Practical Magic.
British entertainment channel, Sky One, bought the rights for the books, to adapt them into a television series. Teresa Palmer was cast as Diana Bishop and Matthew Goode was cast as Matthew Clairmont. Filming completed on 16 February 2018. Much of the work was done in Wales, at Bad Wolf studios.
The series premiered in the UK on Sky One on 14 September 2018; streaming on NOW TV also started on that date after each episode is broadcast.
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