Sky One is currently delivering ‘A Discovery of Witches’ to fans in the UK. The eight-episode series is adapted from the ‘All Souls Trilogy’ novels by Deborah Harkness and stars Teresa Palmer as the main character Diana Bishop, a witch and historian, Matthew Goode as her love interest, the vampire scientist Matthew Clermont, and Valarie Pettiford and Alex Kingston as Diana’s aunts Emily Mather and Sarah Bishop.
Unfortunately, fans in the U.S. have a while longer to wait, but at least it has now been revealed when and where ‘A Discovery of Witches’ will be available. It will be released, in its entirety, on January 17, 2019. Unfortunately, it will only be available on two smaller streaming services, Sundance Now and Shudder.
The story follows Diana, who is a reluctant witch, as she discovers an ancient book at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, which leads her to unravel its mysteries. Despite hostilities between witches and vampires, she finds herself allied with Matthew Clermont and they learn more about the magical creatures that secretly populate their world.
The series also stars Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Lindsay Duncan, Trevor Eve, Aiysha Hart, and Owen Teale. It was produced in association between Sky One and Bad Wold productions.
In the preview clip below, you get a quick glimpse into this world, including some lush establishing shots and a few glimpses of the show’s special effects:
In the UK, ‘A Discovery of Witches’ is also available on NOW TV, after each episode airs on Sky One. Sky Vision is distributing the show internationally.
So far, the episodes have been directed by Juan Carlos Medina and Alice Troughton. Sarah Walker has also been announced as directing some upcoming episodes. Kate Brooke has penned all of the scripts so far, with Tom Farrelly co-writing the most recent. Sarah Dollard is another writer that has been named as being attached to the series.
Are you looking forward to discovering ‘A Discovery of Witches’ once it becomes available in the U.S.?
Source: Entertainment Weekly