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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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Series cast summary:
Matthew Goode ...  Matthew Clairmont 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Teresa Palmer ...  Diana Bishop 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Valarie Pettiford ...  Emily Mather 14 episodes, 2018-2021
Alex Kingston ...  Sarah Bishop 13 episodes, 2018-2021
Owen Teale ...  Peter Knox 13 episodes, 2018-2021
Gregg Chillin ...  Domenico / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2021
Trevor Eve ...  Gerbert D'Aurillac 12 episodes, 2018-2021
Aisling Loftus ...  Susanna Norman / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2021
Malin Buska ...  Satu / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2021
Lindsay Duncan ...  Ysabeau De Clermont / ... 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Edward Bluemel ...  Marcus Whitmore 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Aiysha Hart ...  Miriam Shepherd 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Tanya Moodie ...  Agatha Wilson 9 episodes, 2018-2021
Sorcha Cusack ...  Marthe 8 episodes, 2018-2021
Sophia Myles ...  Rebecca Bishop 8 episodes, 2018-2021
Daniel Ezra ...  Nathaniel Wilson 8 episodes, 2018-2021

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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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Author Deborah Harkness has been involved with every aspect of bringing this story to film. She had expressed that she had consented to some slight changes to the story for the production's sake. 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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I'm Hooked!!
15 September 2018 | by ilnelsonSee all my reviews

I know it's just the first episode, but WOW.

Gorgeous setting, Great acting. Solid start to an interesting story.

Can't wait for more.


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7 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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