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A Discovery of Witches 

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Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Edward Bluemel ...  Marcus Whitmore 8 episodes, 2018
Gregg Chillin ...  Dominico Michele 8 episodes, 2018
Matthew Goode ...  Matthew Clairmont 8 episodes, 2018
Teresa Palmer ...  Diana Bishop 8 episodes, 2018
Owen Teale ...  Peter Knox 8 episodes, 2018
Malin Buska ...  Satu Järvinen / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Trevor Eve ...  Gerbert D'Aurillac 7 episodes, 2018
Aiysha Hart ...  Miriam Shepherd / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Chloé Dumas ...  Meridiana 6 episodes, 2018
Daniel Ezra ...  Nathaniel Wilson 5 episodes, 2018
Julian Kostov ...  Timur 4 episodes, 2018
Trystan Gravelle ...  Baldwin Montclair 3 episodes, 2018
Nila Aalia Nila Aalia ...  Sylvia Firth 2 episodes, 2018
Tomiwa Edun ...  Sean 2 episodes, 2018
Pino Maiello ...  Hospital Staff / ... 2 episodes, 2018
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In a world where witches, vampires and daemons live discreetly among humans, Diana Bishop is the last in one long line of distinguished witches. Unwilling to embrace her heritage she has immersed herself in her career as a historian. Her particular interest is alchemy and she visits Oxford to research some of Elias Ashmole's papers. She requests Ashmole 782 and as soon as she receives it she knows there is something uncanny about it; when she opens it she is shocked. She learns that 782 has been presumed lost for a very long time and that each species of Creature desires it. She is besieged and threatened and knows that, to protect herself, she must uncover all the mysteries of 782. She encounters the enigmatic vampire, Matthew Clairmont, who offers to help her; their mutual attraction is immediate, undeniable and inexplicable because they both know that witches and vampires are not supposed to trust each other. Diana makes her choice and accepts Matthew's help. This precipitates them... Written by Linda Moore

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Not Rated

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (UK) See more »

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During the SDCC 2018 panel, it was mentioned that Teresa Palmer had to train on handling 17th century books on the Archive University with author/executive producer Deborah Harkness, including flipping the pages, opening and closing the clasps, and touching the leather bound books and pages. See more »

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Matthew Clairmont: Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but disappeared. Daemons... vampires... witches... hiding in plain sight. Ill at ease even with each other. But, as my father used to say, in every ending, there is a new beginning.
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Spellbinding
14 September 2018 | by madisoncozensSee all my reviews

I was so nervous for this show as I had previously read the books by Deborah Harkness but it did not disappoint at all. Yes, it's only the first episode but each and every character was portrayed so accurately and as far as I can tell they've stuck pretty close to the novel (not completely but enough). So far so good. Even though I've read the books I was still left anticipating what was to come next and I was fascinated by how they adapted from novel to screen. Hopefully they continue to stick to the novel! Can't for the next episodes!!!


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