Way back in 2011, we learned that Warner Bros. was attempting to turn Deborah Harkness’s novel A Discovery of Witches into a film franchise, but nothing ever came from that planned project. Now, the novel is heading to the small screen.
Tracking Board reports today that Teresa Palmer (Lights Out) and Matthew Goode (Stoker) will star in “A Discovery of Witches,” a TV series hailing from Britain’s SKY and production company Bad Wolf. Palmer will play heroine Diana Bishop, while Goode has been cast as her vampire lover, Matthew Clairmont.
“In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.”
Kate Brooke will be writer and showrunner, with Julie Gardner and Deborah Harkness on board to executive produce.
A Discovery of Witches, published in 2011, was the first novel in a trilogy.