Showmax has seized the streaming rights for ‘A Discovery of Witches’, directed by Bad Wolf. The British fantasy drama series will be accessible on Showmax from 1 May.
‘A Discovery of Witches’ has been extended for a second and third season in late-2018 and is based on Deborah Harkness’ All Souls novel trilogy series.
In the story, a modern-day witch, Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) who can’t control her powers, and a vampire, Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) work together to resolve a mystery.
Diana, a descendant of the Salem witches, is hesitant to use her powers or to be a witch until she discovers a magical, hidden book, Ashmole 782, in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, filled with magical secrets.
In spite of an enduring mistrust between witches and vampires, Diana accepts to work with Matthew – a 1 500-year-old vampire – to protect the magical book. In the meantime, a prohibited romance blossoms as they come up against countless threats.
A Discovery of Witches has been sold in 84 territories with the first season that was aired on the Sky pay-tv service in the United Kingdom and by the BBC America channel for the United States.