Following its hugely successful premiere on AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder, A Discovery of Witches season one will make its network television debut on AMC and BBC America starting Sunday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
Second and third seasons of A Discovery of Witches have been announced for Sky, Sundance Now and Shudder. Series description follows.
Produced by Bad Wolf and adapted from Deborah Harkness’s critically-acclaimed and bestselling book of the same name, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. The Sky original production stars Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode (The Crown) and Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) along with Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones).
The series’ first season – which has been heralded as “elegant and satisfying” (Los Angeles Times), “the hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) and “elevat[ing] itself from its genre predecessors” (Uproxx) – will have an eight-week run on both networks, immediately following BBC AMERICA and AMC’s previously announced simulcast of Killing Eve at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Filmed in the UK at Wolf Studios Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice, A Discovery of Witches was adapted for screen by writer Kate Brooke (Mr. Selfridge), who also serves as executive producer. The co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter (The Night Of, Succession),Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Lachlan MacKinnon (The White Princess, Burton & Taylor), are executive producers along with author Deborah Harkness. Juan Carlos Medina (Painless), Alice Troughton (Doctor Who) and Sarah Walker (Death in Paradise) direct.