Taking a minute today to update you on all the news from this past weekend. As some of you know, I was invited to Comic Con this year. Thanks to those of you were able to fold me into your plans and attend one of the panels or signings. It was a busy, busy weekend. Here are some highlights.
US BROADCAST PARTNER ANNOUNCED: At the A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES TV panel with we announced that Sundance Now and Shudder, the streaming platforms for the AMC Network, will be the first to show the series in the US and Canada. Both of these services are like Netflix, and stream directly to your smart TV, through Roku, via Chromecast, on Apple TV, or whatever other gizmo you like. It’s also available on your device or computer. And, if you are Amazon Prime members who uses their video service, or their add-ons like Britbox or Acorn, Sundance Now and Shudder are just the same–you can add them to your channels. If you aren’t familiar with these services, Sundance Now and Shudder have very reasonable pay-as-you-go plans for $6.99 a month, and a yearly subscription that works out to $4.99 a month. At the moment Sundance Now and Shudder plan on bringing the series to US and Canadian viewers early in 2019. Things change, though, so use the sign up button here on my website to subscribe to the email newsletter if you haven’t already so as to avoid being left out of the loop. After premiering on Sundance Now and Shudder, the series will be available on the Sundance Channel, which is included in many cable packages. No date for that at present.
UK PREMIERE DATE: we also announced that the TV show will premiere in the UK on 14 September 2018. Yep. Friday the 14th. Weirdly, that is about ten years to the day I started writing ADOW. Magic?
OTHER COUNTRIES: there are deals in place for broadcasting in many other countries. Sadly, I’m not able to share those with you–only the broadcasters can do that. So stay tuned and we will let you know as soon as we can.
INKPOT AWARD: finally, I received one of Comic Con’s Inkpot Awards. These are awarded annually for achievements in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing, as well as in other Comic Con fields of interest like animation, television, and film. It is a profound honor–and it was a huge surprise–to be counted among such legends as Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
This week we will be releasing another excerpt from TIME’S CONVERT (Tuesday) and the US Tour details (Thursday). Other announcements will come steadily as we approach the UK premiere and learn details about AMC’s plans for ADOW TV.
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Until tomorrow, enjoy these pictures from Comic Con!