A Discovery of Witches

S2 and S3

Clairmont and witch Diana, where she will try to develop her powers with the help of a very powerful witch. The series, which is airing on HBO worldwide channels and Sundance in USA, has scored tons of viewers despite the criticism of Palmer’s desperately poor acting skills. 

 ‘A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES’TO GO BACK TO ELIZABETHAN LONDON IN SEASON 2Speaking of history and Goode, Sky is sending their currently most popular series A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES back in time after renewing it for season 2 and 3 even before the finale of the first one! Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer will go back to Elizabethan London in season 2 as vampire 

A Discovery of Witches has been a success for Sky thanks to magnificent art production and Matthew Goode’s radiant charisma.

Matthew Goode in Epic

MATTHEW GOODE JOINS BEN FOSTER, MICHAEL CAINE, WILLIAM MOSELEY, TIL SCHWEIGER IN ‘MEDIEVAL’ 14TH CENTURY ADVENTURE! ‘DISCOVERY OF WITCHES’ SEASON 2 GOES BACK TO ELIZABETHAN LONDON

   MATTHEW GOODE JOINS
CZECH MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE
This is certainly a cherry on top of the cake! Rumour has it that Matthew Goode has just joined Czech MEDIEVAL epic movie in a very royal role! He will join Ben Foster, Michael Caine, William Moseley, Til Schweiger, as King Sigismund of Hungary and Croatia, the brother of Czech King Wenceslaus!
MEDIEVAL will follow their 14th century national hero Jan Zizka of Trocnov (Ben Foster), a revered military tactician who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire. He is known for his innovative strategies and for quickly training peasants to face skilled and armoured opponents who usually outnumbered his own troops. The film will also depict his relationship with king’s lover Catherine (Sophie Lowe) whom he is sent to save but falls in love with her, and his fight against a rival king. William Moseleyplays Jan’s brother Jaroslav, Michael Caine is Lord Boresh the right hand of King Wenceslaus and Til Schweiger is Rosenberg, the richest lord in the kingdom.
Matthew Goode will star in $20 million movie

1ST ‘WATERSHIP DOWN’

  1ST ‘WATERSHIP DOWN’
PHOTOS FROM BBC ADAPTATION
don’t know if you can really believe it, but we are less than two months away from Christmas! BBC always prepares traditional TV delights for festive viewing, and this year you will enjoy mini series WATERSHIP DOWN which will also air later on Netflix worldwide. The forthcoming small screen adaptation of Richard Adams‘ timeless classic will also feature song Fire on Fire by Sam Smith, which he recorded with BBC Concert Orchestra. BBC has released the first photos from the film featuring main characters Hazel (voiced by James McAvoy), Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), Bigwig (John Boyega), Clover (Gemma Arterton) and Strawberry (Olivia Colman) among others. The stellar voice cast also includes Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Gemma Chan, Rory Kinnear, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Kingsley and others. The mini series will air in two hour and a half long episodes.

 

THE STORY OF WATERSHIP DOWN
adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell, uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source to bring an innovative interpretation to the beloved classic. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from theintrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native SandlefordWarren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

Mr Thornton Takes a Wife – Part Two

Chapter Two – You Do Not Seem Worthy to Me

“Mother!” choked John, his voice giving way with shock.

Margaret witnessed the acute distress on John’s pale face and felt deeply sorry for him. It was imperative for their future relationship’s sake that she and Mrs. Thornton would go on well together.  John needed a home where he could be at ease after the long day’s work at the factory.

Hence she stepped forward and took Mrs. Thornton’s hands in hers.

Hannah startled but did not pull away as she was all too aware of her son’s avid gaze on her.

“Mrs. Thornton,” Margaret pleaded, in a soft subdued voice, “I know I am not the woman you had in mind for John, but I’m asking you for your blessing upon our union. I have long befooled myself in my feelings for him but now I cannot deny any longer that I love him dearly, Mrs. Thornton. I love him with all my heart, and he loves me. Please, Mrs. Thornton, allow me to be your ally in making John happy as he fully deserves after all he has been through.”

Something shifted in Hannah’s heart and mind. Suddenly she realized that Margaret had spoken the truth.  Margaret deeply loved her beloved son, it was in her eyes.  Hannah looked at John and saw the sorrow on his face. No, she thought, she would not add another one to it. She looked Miss Hale straight into the face and spoke quietly.

“I promised your dying mother I would guide you, although it was against my nature to do so. You did not take it lightly, when I tried to warn you about your conduct at the train station.”

Margaret couldn’t help herself and vehemently reacted. “I have apologized to you for that!”

“Yes, you have!” Hannah continued in a more friendly voice. “However, the fact is that we do not go on well together and never have. We are too similar in character and temperament. But, Margaret, for John’s sake we will join forces and get to know each other better. You have my blessing, child, make my son happy, that is all I wish for.”

John gasped with relief. He gathered both Margaret and his mother into his arms, embarrassing them but then, he didn’t care, he was too happy.

 

“‘What?!”

Fanny Watson’s fury exploded in that one word, frightening Jane by the vehemence of it.

Jane had left the Thornton’s house after she heard what had been said in the parlour. She hurried to Miss Fanny’s house as quickly as she could to inform her of Mr. Thornton’s impending marriage to Miss Hale.

“Yes, Miss Fanny, it is true! I’ve heard it all, and your Mama has given her blessing to their union.”

Fanny gave an unladylike snort.

“Ha! She would, wouldn’t she? She always preferred John over me and she condones everything he ever does!”

Her cornflower blue eyes narrowed while she was playing with the big diamond ring on her finger, a sure sign that she was brooding over something.

After a while she smiled a wicked little smile and took Jane’s limp hand in hers.

“Jane, you have done well. You must continue as you do now and tell me everything that’s going on in the house. I will reward you well. For now, I want you to do something for me.”

She went to the pretty little French escritoire in the parlour corner and sat down. Swiftly she scribbled down a few lines on a piece of paper, folded and sealed it. She gave it to Jane and said in an urgent voice.

“Take this to the house of Mr. Latimer, the banker, but make sure you give it to Miss Latimer in person. She must give her answer in return and you have to bring it to me right away.”

 

 

 

Lady MacBeth (TV series)

 BBC Studios which will make LADY MACBETH TV series with the aim to shop it to some of the streaming or cable networks not BBC.
As ‘Deadline’ reports, it will tell the epic and violent tale of LADY MACBETH, when she was still Gruoch Ingen Boite, married to the Mormaer of Moray Gille Coemgain Mac Mail Brigti. The opening episode would show how Gruoch, who has strong beliefs in witchcraft, sees a premonition of the death of her own son at the hands of Macbeth so to protect him she takes it into her own hands to kill Macbeth. However, he was not there and she ends up killing his father after he attempted to rape her, as well as the rest of the family in the castle. Subsequently, her husband seeks permission from Malcolm, the King of Scotland, to kill Macbeth, who says yes but warns Macbeth who kills the husband. King Malcolm’s solution to stop the two families warring is for the pair to marry. The rest of the story would show how these two murderous, plotting, politically Machiavellian characters come together not trusting one another and not liking each other!

Discovery of Witches S2?

Will ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Return For Season 2? Here’s What We Know So Far
ByEMMA MADDEN

Sky UK Limited

Witches, vampires, romance — A Discovery of Witches is basically Twilight after a few glasses of wine. If you missed it, you missed out on some magical TV, filled with sex, jump scares, and a very strong female lineup. Those who did catch wind of the show got hooked, so if you’re new here — you’re going to want to catch up. It’ll be the show you’ll be talking about for hours, but since there’s only been one season so far, those who’ve already been sucked under are wondering will a Discovery of Witches return for season two?

Based on the trilogy of novels by gothic mastermind Deborah Harkness, Discovery of Witches first aired on Sky One back at the beginning of September. Comprised of eight episodes, as we’re nearing the end of season one, I’m wondering how about that second season? Well, you’re going to have to be kept on tenterhooks a little longer, as according to Premiere Date, a second season has yet to be renewed. But since the show’s been adapted from a trilogy, you can probably bet that those bad witches will be back for some more. Bustle reached out to Sky for comment about whether the series would indeed return for Season 2.

Sky UK Limited


So, from now until season two’s indefinite air date, I think there’s definitely some time for a recap. Main witch Diana was kidnapped towards the end of the series, before her very chiselled boyfriend, Matthew (played by Matthew Goode) swooped in to try and save her. That didn’t quite go to plan, alas, as Diana (feminist icon) had to both free herself and reacquire the magic which had been stolen from her when she was kidnapped. As Den Of Geek writes, towards the end of the season one, it looks as though she had achieved both, leaving room for her story to continue (take the hint, Sky).

If you’re thinking you can find out what happens next by reading the books, I wouldn’t be so sure. Actor Owen Teale (who plays Peter Knox) admitted during his appearance on Sunday Brunch on Sept. 9 that the show’s “quite a departure because the books are written in first person so everything she encounters, you’re in her head and that’s… when people exist, it’s through her,” Digital Spy reported. Although, the show’s creators did consult author Harkness.

Sky UK Limited
“We just said to Deborah Harkness, ‘Ok where were they, what were they doing, or could they have been doing?’” they told Radio Times back in September. “So we’ve made those changes, and we are saving the lives of a couple of characters, but I can’t say more than that!” But, as executive producer of the show, Harkness does get some say in how things pan out for her characters.

Her novel series was inspired by how “California voted to ban same-sex marriage” in 2008, Harkness told The Pool. “I just see so many people in the world who are brilliant in so many ways but are held back because of that fear of being discovered, of being uncovered. I think that comes through brilliantly in the television show.” Hear, hear.