‘A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES’READY TO START NEXT WEEK!
After their epic dramas Jamestown and Britannia, British Sky is ready to present us with their new fantasy series A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES which hits small screens Friday September 14th and will later on air on HBO
A Discovery of Witches starts next week September 14th
in USA (I think it will also hit HBO cable channels around the world this month). The eight episode adaptation of Deborah Harkness All Souls
The scenes are shoot in the replica of famous Oxford Bodleian Library
trilogy will see Matthew Goode playing a vampire (that goes to church and does not have fangs and is planning to go to Scotland to feed on deer instead of humans) and Teresa Palmer as an unsuspecting witch.
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
follows American academic and reluctant witch Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), who’s in denial about her magical heritage until her discovery in
Teresa Palmer is Diana Bishop who discovers she is a witch when the Ashmole 782 flies into her hand and the magic runs down from it into her body.
Oxford’s Bodleian Library of Ashmole 782, an ancient mystical manuscript which all the supernatural beings want to get their hands on. This throws her into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the vampire
Matthew Goode is vampire Clairmont who is trying not to drink human blood which gives him blood rage and makes him go wild.
professor. Despite an ancient distrust between witches and vampires (who all live around us and look like regular people who go to work), she seeks the help of Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) who is, in fact, a geneticist trying
Trevor Eve plays evil vampire Gerbert who is based on Sylvester II, who was Pope from the year 999 to his death in 1003 and faced accusations of sorcery!
to uncover why his vampire species is dying out. Together they face a barrage of supernatural threats as they probe the book’s secrets, while a forbidden romance blossoms between them.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
The cast also includes Alex Kingston as Diana’s witch aunt and guardian Sarah Bishop, while Valarie Pettiford is Sarah’s lesbian partner Emily.
Alex Kingston is a powerful witch, Diana’s lesbian aunt
Lindsay Duncan appears as Clairmont’s mother Ysabeau, a vampire who really cannot stand witches, and Trevor Eve is evil 1,000 year old vampire
Lindsay Duncan is a powerful vampire, Clairmont’s mother who hates witches
Gerbert d’Aurillac who also happens to be a former pope. Nothing strange there, right? He will try to destroy the relationship between Diana and Clairmont.