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date (day) time network episode title
1/17/19 (Th.)3:01 AMSUNDANCE NOWComplete First Season






DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A (SUNDANCE)
Premieres Thursday, January 17
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/17/19 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through 2021 (the show's third season) on 11/5/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from SundanceTV's press release, November 2018) On heels of Sky UK's greenlight announcement for second and third seasons of the captivating series "A Discovery of Witches," Sundance Now, AMC Networks' direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high-quality dramas and crime thrillers, and SHUDDER, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, has confirmed the acquisition of both seasons. The first season is set to premiere on both the services in U.S. and Canada on January 17, 2019. Adapted from Deborah Harkness's critically-acclaimed and bestselling All Souls trilogy, the Sky original production launched in September in the U.K. and was produced by Bad Wolf, was this year's biggest drama on Sky One. Seasons two and three will be returning to the channel and NOW TV, bringing to life the remaining stories from the trilogy. Anne Mensah, Sky's Head of Drama said: "Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew. We can't wait for the show's fans to continue the journey with season two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold." "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. In the second season Matthew (Emmy(R)-nominated Matthew Goode, "Downton Abbey") and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London - here they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Back in the present day, Diana's beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valerie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch-hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew's mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. Gerbert (Trevor Eve), Knox (Owen Teale), Satu (Malin Buska) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin) are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana's and Matthew's disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Kingston as Sarah Bishop
· Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont
· Owen Teale as Peter Knox
· Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop
· Valarie Pettiford as Emily Mather
CREW INFORMATION:
· Deborah Harkness as BOOK
· Jane Tranter as EP
· Juan Carlos Medina as DIR
· Kate Brooke as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bad Wolf