Showmax acquires streaming rights for ‘A Discovery of Witches’

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.