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The Doctor Meets His Daughter In Massive Doctor Who Audio Crossover

In one of Doctor Who‘s most timey-wimey casting choices, 2008’s “The Doctor’s Daughter” cast Georgia Tennant (nee Moffett) in the role of Jenny, the Time Lord’s cloned child, when in real-life she’s the daughter of former Doctor Peter Davison. Recently, Tennant returned to the role for her own spinoff series courtesy of audio company Big Finish and now, they’re giving us what we all want to see – well, hear – by uniting father and daughter in more way than one.

Big Finish is reaching its 20th anniversary producing Doctor Who audio dramas and is celebrating in the biggest way possible with The Legacy of Time, which is being described as an “epic six-hour adventure” that will bring together five incarnations of the Doctor. Namely, Tom Baker, Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. What’s more, a whole heap of supporting characters from across Who history will be involved,
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Sundance Now and Shudder to Acquire Seasons 2 and 3 of A Discovery Of Witches

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AMC will introduce viewers to a magical new world when A Discovery of Witches comes to the Sundance Now and Shudder streaming services this January, and ahead of the first season's premiere, they've already acquired the second and third seasons of the Sky One UK series:

Press Release: New York, NY – November 5, 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,
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Sky renews A Discovery of Witches for two more seasons

Coming hot on the heels of its season one finale in the UK, Sky has announced that it has granted a two-season renewal to the supernatural drama A Discovery of Witches.

The series is based upon , the small screen adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, and follows Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a young Oxford scholar and descendent of the Salem witches who embarks on a forbidden romance with the Professor of Biochemistry, Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), who also happens to be a 1500-year-old vampire.

“Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew,” said Anne Mensah, head of drama at Sky. “We can’t wait for the show’s fans to continue the journey with seasons two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold.”

“We were absolutely thrilled that A Discovery of Witches
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Sky Hands Supernatural Drama ‘A Discovery Of Witches’ Bumper Two-Season Order

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Sky is doubling down on A Discovery of Witches – hanging the supernatural drama a bumper two season order.

The British pay-tv giant has ordered seasons two and three of the Bad Wolf-produced series after the first season become the biggest drama on Sky One this year.

Downton Abbey and The Good Wife star Goode stars as vampire Matthew Clairmont, while Hacksaw Ridge‘s Teresa Palmer plays heroine Diana Bishop in the series.

A Discovery Of Witches is the first installment of Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, which has sold more than 3.5M copies worldwide. Originally published in 2011, Discovery is the story of Diana, a young scholar at Oxford who is a descendant of the Salem witches. When she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript, she is compelled to embrace the magic in her blood and enters a forbidden romance with charming 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew. The second All Souls novel, Shadow Of Night,
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"A Discovery Of Witches"

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"A Discovery of Witches" is the new 8-episode Brit TV series based on the "All Souls" trilogy by author Deborah Harkness, starring Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, and Valarie Pettiford, that premiered in the UK on Sky One, September 14, 2018:

"...'Diana Bishop', a historian and reluctant witch, unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford's 'Bodleian Library'. This discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets it holds about magical beings. She is offered help by mysterious geneticist (and vampire), 'Matthew Clairmont'. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires they form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within while dodging threats from the creature world..."

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TVLine Items: Dresden Files Reboot, Trek's New Number One and More

Consulting wizard Harry Dresden is headed back to TV: Fox21 Television Studios is developing author Jim Butcher’s contemporary fantasy novels The Dresden Files into a series, our sister site Deadline reports.

The books were previously adapted into a 2007 Syfy drama starring Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) as the titular private investigator/wizard, who takes on supernatural cases from human and nonhuman clients, in addition to consulting for the Chicago Pd’s Special Investigation unit. In the novels, Dresden faces off with a variety of creatures — magic, vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves and other monsters are real — while realizing that his cases
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A Discovery Of Witches TV Series to Premiere on Sundance Now and Shudder on January 17th, 2019

Based on Deborah Harkness' novel by the same name, A Discovery of Witches tells the story of historian Diana (Teresa Palmer) and scientist Matthew (Matthew Goode) who also happens to be a vampire, might I add, that is hiding some pretty dark secrets. When Diana discovers an enchanted manuscript at the Oxford Bodleia Library, she finds herself immersed into a world beyond anyone's wildest dreams. The series will air simultaneously on both Sundance Now and Shudder on Thursday, January 17th in the U.S. and in Canada.

Press Release: 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, announced today that the entire season of the captivating drama “A Discovery of Witches” will premiere simultaneously on both platforms Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in the U.S. and Canada.

The series, called “darkly entertaining” by The Guardian,
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A Discovery Of Witches Coming To Sundance Now And Shudder

Tony Sokol Oct 6, 2018

Vampires, demons and witches take their studies seriously on A Discovery of Witches.

A Discovery of Witches, a new series adapted from Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy, is coming to Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ direct-to-consumer Svod service, and premium streaming thriller, suspense and horror channel Shudder. The entire season will simultaneously combust on both platforms on Thursday, January 17th, 2019. The series premiered in the U.K. in September.

Harkness’ bestselling novel was adapted for screen by writer and series executive producer Kate Brooke (Mr. Selfridge). The series was directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless). Harkness is executive producing along with the co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner and Lachlan MacKinnon. The series stars Emmy-nominated actor Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones).

A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story,
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Matt Smith & David Tennant Anticipate the Next Era of Doctor Who

Kayti Burt Oct 5, 2018

The former Doctors can't wait to see the new Doctor at work in their roles as fan.

The time of Matt Smith and David Tennant on Doctor Who has passed. It's been more than five years since Smith held the role as The Doctor, and eight since Tennant starred in the series. Both Smith and Tennant were on stage tonight at New York Comic Con, alongside Doctor Who co-star Alex Kingston (River Song), to reminisce about their time in the role, as well as look forward to what's next for this iconic show.

"When you leave the show," said Smith about the coming of Doctor Who Season 11, "what's weird is that you sort of immediately turn back into a fan. So, Sunday, I'm literally counting down as a fan. I can't wait. I can't wait to see it."

Tennant, who has been a fan from a very young age,
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David Tennant Really Wants a Doctor Who and DuckTales Crossover

Former Doctor Who stars David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Alex Kingston traveled through space and time to gather at New York Comic Con on Friday and reminisce about their time spent in the Tardis. Accompanied by Aaron Sagers, who served as the host for the event, they made sure the evening was a night

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Two Time Lords Collide As Doctor Who’s David Tennant And Peter Capaldi Reunite

As we await the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor on our screens, two stars of Doctor Who past have teamed up at a recent convention. This past weekend’s Wizard World in Texas featured former Time Lords David Tennant and Peter Capaldi coming together to meet their fans, giving us the multi-Doctor reunion we all want to see.

As well as being the Tenth and Twelfth Doctors, respectively, there are many other connections between the two actors. For instance, Capaldi made his Doctor Who debut opposite Tennant in 2008’s “Fires of Pompeii,” years before he became the owner of the Tardis himself. They were both massive – and we mean Massive – fans as children, too, with the show at least partially inspiring them to go into acting. As such, it must have been a special day for each of them when they discovered they’d landed their dream job.

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A Discovery Of Witches episode 2 review

Aliya Whiteley Sep 21, 2018

If A Discovery Of Witches can produce more supernatural confrontation and historical confusion, it could be screen magic. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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One of those most enjoyable aspects so far of A Discovery Of Witches is that although it’s a series about magic, there’s a lot of science in it. The idea that creatures such as vampires and demons should choose, in the modern age, to be doctors, geneticists, and academics, is a really enjoyable one. Why lurk around in graveyards when there’s finally a chance of using your superior intellect and advanced age to get some answers?

The most intelligent vampires come with laboratory equipment and a fair amount of insight into a worrying
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Don’t Expect Any Romance In The Tardis In Doctor Who Season 11

One of the major changes the modern series made to Doctor Who was turning the Doctor into a romantic hero. Most notably, David Tennant’s incarnation was in love with Rose Tyler while Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s versions were married to River Song. Now that Jodie Whittaker’s taking over the part, though, fans are wondering whether this element of the Time Lord’s character will be carried over.

As it happens, it seems that it won’t be. While speaking with The Times Magazine, the incoming Thirteenth Doctor was asked if her take on the titular hero will develop a romance with any of her new companions – namely, Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) – in season 11. Whittaker didn’t beat about the bush in her reply and swiftly ruled the possibility out, saying:

“No. We are a friendship group in this season. But we all love each other.
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Huge Doctor Who Multi-Doctor Audio Boxset Coming Next Year

If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you probably know of the work of Big Finish Productions, the audio company with the license to create brand new stories starring the ever-changing cast of the TV show. Virtually every living Doctor and a whole host of companions, allies and supporting characters appear in Big Finish’s audio dramas, which will have been going for an impressive 20 years in 2019.

To celebrate this milestone, the company’s releasing its biggest boxset yet. Titled The Legacy of Time, the six-part collection unites at least five Doctors and a galaxy of stars from the show, both contemporary and classic. The cast, which is full of Doctor Who royalty, includes Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Alex Kingston, Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning, Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver. And there’s still plenty more where that came from.

The stories involve lots of time-travel hijinks,
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Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker And Alex Kingston Unite At Comic-Con

Of all the old Doctor Who characters who should come back to meet the Thirteenth Doctor, River Song would be one of the most interesting. The time-traveling archaeologist is, of course, the wife of the Time Lord, having married Matt Smith’s version. But what would River make of her husband becoming her wife?

There’s nothing to say this is happening in season 11, unfortunately, but fans have now got a taste of what such a reunion would be like as Jodie Whittaker and Alex Kingston have posed together at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. BBC America shared the awesome fan-pleasing image on their Who Twitter account and hilariously, while Whittaker looks ecstatic to meet Kingston, the latter looks like she’s echoing River’s own shocked reaction at meeting Doctor No. 13.

Alex Kingston has commented on Jodie Whittaker’s casting before, of course. Her initial reaction to finding
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Sundance Now, Shudder to Import Matthew Goode’s Sky Series ‘A Discovery of Witches’

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Sundance Now, Shudder to Import Matthew Goode’s Sky Series ‘A Discovery of Witches’
AMC Network’s SVOD service Sundance Now and streaming service Shudder have jointly acquired the Sky production “A Discovery of Witches,” both companies announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

The eight-episode drama is based on Deborah Harkness’ novel of the same name and produced by Bad Wolf, the team behind “The Night Of,” “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” and the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials.”

Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford and Owen Teale star in the Oxford love story in which witches, vampires and daemons live and work hidden among humans. Palmer plays Diana Bishop, a witch historian denying her heritage. Goode plays Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and geneticist hiding a dark family secret.

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“This captivating story is filled with intrigue, romance and
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Comic-Con 2018: Sundance Now & Shudder Acquire A Discovery Of Witches

Shudder continues to bolster its programming with a mix of original productions and acquisitions. Yesterday came news that they would be producing a Creepshow series with Greg Nicotero, and now it has been announced that Shudder (along with AMC Networks' Sundance Now) is acquiring the rights to A Discovery of Witches, an 8-episode series produced by Bad Wolf (Doctor Who):

July 19, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ direct-to-consumer Svod service curated with high quality dramas, comedies and crime thrillers, and Shudder, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, today announced at San Diego Comic Con the joint acquisition of the Sky original production, “A Discovery of Witches.”

The eight-episode drama is produced by Bad Wolf -- the creative team behind “The Night Of,” “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” and the forthcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials.”

Based on the
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‘A Discovery Of Witches’: Sundance Now & Shudder To Stream Sky’s Drama Series – Comic-Con

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‘A Discovery Of Witches’: Sundance Now & Shudder To Stream Sky’s Drama Series – Comic-Con
Sundance Now and Shudder have acquired A Discovery of Witches, the Sky original drama based on Deborah Harkness’ best-selling novel. The eight-episode series starring Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode will stream on both services, but no premiere date was announced.

Produced by Bad Wolf, A Discovery of Witches is a contemporary love story that begins against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, in a world where small numbers of witches, vampires and daemons live and work, unseen amongst humans, hiding in plain sight. Brilliant historian Diana Bishop (Palmer) is a reluctant witch denying her heritage when the discovery of a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library throws her into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic vampire and geneticist, Matthew Clairmont (Goode), who hides a dark family secret.

Alex Kingston plays Sarah Bishop – Diana’s aunt,
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A Discovery of Witches Acquired by Sundance Now and Shudder

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ direct-to-consumer Svod service curated with high-quality dramas, comedies, and crime thrillers, and Shudder, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, today announced at Sdcc the joint acquisition of the Sky original production, A Discovery of Witches.

The eight-episode drama is produced by Bad Wolf -- the creative team behind The Night Of, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Da Vinci’s Demons, and the forthcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches stars Emmy® nominated actor Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones).

The series will make its debut in the U.S. and Canada on a date to be confirmed, with all episodes available simultaneously on both Sundance Now and Shudder, marking the first partnership of
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Sky Heads To Comic Con For First Time With Cast & Crew Of Fantasy Epic ‘A Discovery of Witches’

British pay-tv broadcaster Sky is taking one of its originals to Comic Con for the first time – launching fantasy epic A Discovery of Witches at the San Diego event. It comes as the company revealed that a U.S. broadcaster is expected to be announced shortly – possibly at the event, which takes place July 18-22.

The cast of the series, including Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Alex Kingston and Owen Teale, will attend the confab alongside author Deborah Harkness and producer Jane Tranter from production company Bad Wolf.

Downton Abbey and The Good Wife star Goode stars as vampire Matthew Clairmont, while Hacksaw Ridge‘s Teresa Palmer plays heroine Diana Bishop in the series, which is produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s Bad Wolf. It will air on Sky One later this year.

Discovery Of Witches is the first instalment of Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, which has sold more than 3.5M copies worldwide.
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