A Discovery of Witches – Breaking news from San Diego Comic Con!!

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It’s the news all fans of “A Discovery of Witches” in the U.S. have been waiting for!  We were hoping that there would be news from San Diego Comic Con and we were not disappointed.

Sundance Now and Shudder announced today at San Diego Comic Con the joint acquisition of the Sky original production, “A Discovery of Witches” which is based on the #1 New York Times Bestseller by Deborah Harkness. The eight-episode drama is produced by Bad Wolf — the creative team behind “The Night Of,” “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” and the forthcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials.” Sundance Now is AMC Networks’ premium streaming service, offering original and exclusive dramas, comedies, and true crime series, in addition to award-winning movies from every genre, including foreign-language and documentary features – all streaming commercial-free. Shudder is the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror along with an expanding library of film, TV series, and originals available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Germany. The series will make its debut in the U.S. and Canada on a date to be confirmed, with all episodes available simultaneously on both Sundance Now and Shudder

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness, “A Discovery of Witches” stars Emmy® nominated actor Matthew Goode (“The Crown,” “Downton Abbey”), Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston (“ER,” “Doctor Who”), Valarie Pettiford (“Being Mary Jane”) and Owen Teale (“Game of Thrones”).

 

“This captivating story is filled with intrigue, romance and magic and set in spectacular locations that underscore those very qualities,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, Sundance Now.  “We are thrilled to see Deborah Harkness’ books brought to life in such an inspired way with such a charismatic cast and talented crew. The result is binge-worthy television at its best and we know that ‘A Discovery of Witches’ will appeal to both the premium drama fans at Sundance Now and the genre fans at Shudder.”

“‘A Discovery of Witches’ is a big, bold series with witches, vampires and daemons caught up in an all-too human drama that’s enthralling from the opening minute. It’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re excited to bring it to Shudder members as part of this unique partnership,” added Craig Engler, General Manager, Shudder.

A Discovery of Witches” was adapted for screen by writer Kate Brooke (“Mr. Selfridge”). Co-founder of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter is the executive producer and Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) directs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alyson Bailey