A Discovery of Witches TV
News on the television adaptation of A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy.Jane Tranter and Bad Wolf are producing the series. I am also serving as executive producer, and will write several episodes.
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Jane and Bad Wolf represent my dream team for bringing the trilogy to life. Every conversation we have had about the books shows how thoroughly they understand the All Souls World and how deeply they’re committed to creating something very special with this series.
A glance at the projects they’ve been involved with—including the reboot of Dr. Who, Life on Mars, Waking the Dead, MI5/Spooks, Torchwood, David Copperfield, Silent Witness, Ashes to Ashes, The Way We Live Now, and Rome—makes it clear that they are drawn to compelling characters and storylines with twists that keep viewers tuning in for each new episode.
At the moment we are unable to confirm the involvement of a broadcaster, either in the US or the UK, though we hope to make this announcement soon. In the meantime, I know my readers will give Jane and her team at Bad Wolf full support and encouragement as they tackle this huge undertaking.
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!
The new trailer for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES has landed, starring Teresa Palmer and #MatthewGoode. Enjoy. Sky One NOW TV #ComingSoontoSkyAnd no, I don't have any more broadcaster information I can share for other countries. You need to ask Sky One and Bad Wolf about that. <3
Posted by Deborah Harkness on Monday, June 25, 2018
Gruff soldier. Ruthless power broker. Head of the family. Meet our Baldwin, Trystan Gravelle (Anonymous, Mr. Selfridge)! Welcome to the All Souls Family, Trystan. We can’t wait to see you kicking a$$ and taking names in the A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES television series. Thanks to Sky One and Bad Wolf for another exciting piece of casting.
Behold the first official photos from the A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES TV series, shared with us today by our friends at Sky One.
I’m delighted to be able to share and hope that you enjoy them.
To all my readers in the US, I hope you have a joyful Thanksgiving.
Fierce. Loyal. Canny. Warm. Wise. Meet our Marthe, played by the extraordinary Sorcha Cusack. You might recognize her from Father Brown and the BBC series River.
Welcome to the All Souls Family, Sorcha. You are the perfect Marthe and we are so very glad that you are willing to take on the de Clermonts
Introducing Balthazar and Rakasa, ridden by Matthew and Teresa. Prince (playing Balthazar) is a Friesian. Pinot (playing Rakasa) is an Andalusian.
Look what awaited me at @BadWolf_TV: messages of support from @AllSoulsCon attendees! Cast, crew, & production staff are so grateful for your continued good wishes for @ADiscoveryOfWTV! Hop over to @adiscoveryofwitchestv on Instagram to listen to the messages on their instastory.
The newest member of the #ADiscoveryofWitches television family is Daniel Ezra!
This extraordinary actor is playing the role of Nathaniel Wilson, one of our daemons and member of the Conventicle. He is half of our pair of revolutionaries along with Edward Bluemel (Marcus).
Join me in welcoming Daniel to the All Souls family. If you are interested in seeing more of Daniel, you can see a marvelous portfolio of portraits, entitled “Othello Reborn,” by photographers Meet the Masons: https://the-dots.com/projects/othello-reborn-daniel-ezra-95848
Meet Tabitha, aka “ma petite.”
This is Amber, a superior sort of feline, taking a well-deserved diva nap between takes. She was unavailable for comment at this time.
Thank you to Bad Wolf for tirelessly negotiating with Ms. Amber’s (no last name, like Cher) agents and representatives for this inside scoop