BWW Previews: First trailer for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, based on the best selling series by Deborah Harkness

By: Jul. 23, 2018
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Sky One, a British TV Channel, just revealed a teaser channel for its upcoming 2018 TV Series, A Discovery of Witches.

The official press release from Sky One states,

What happens when a witch and a vampire fall in love? History professor and closet witch Diana Bishop and geneticist and secret vampire Matthew Clairmont find out when they are thrown together in pursuit of the truth behind a strange manuscript found in the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library.

It stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) as Diana, a woman descended from a strong line of Salem witches and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) as her vampire lover, also named Matthew.

Louise Brealy (Sherlock), Lindsay Duncan (Doctor Who, Sherlock), Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead), Aiysha Hart (Atlantis) Elarica Johnson (Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat), Tanya Moodie (Sherlock), Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist), and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) round out the high-profile cast. The series is led by showrunner Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge) with executive producers Jane Tranter (Night of, Torchwood) and Julie Gardner (Doctor Who).

There is no word yet on if the series will be aired outside of the UK or when, exactly, it will debut on Sky One.

Take a look at the trailer below, which focuses on Diana and Matthew's pivotal first meeting.

Check it out:


BWW Previews: First trailer for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, based on the best selling series by Deborah Harkness

Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy-"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)

Deborah Harkness's sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world.

In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.