A Discovery of Witches TV

News on the television adaptation of the All Souls Trilogy

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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. WhoLife 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.

Let’s get this party started!

So much exciting A Discovery of Witches TV news to share with US and Canadian viewers!!

Did you hear that TIME named us one of the best shows to watch in 2019? And did you hear that Sundance Now and Shudder have a special gift for those of you who sign up for a free trial over the holidays? Yep, if you sign up for your free trial you will be able to see episodes 1 and 2 starting on December 25! That’s three weeks before the show is available to stream. And if you are already a subscriber you will have access to it too!

Many of you have asked how to sign up for these subscription streaming services and there are a lot of different ways to do it which I’ve outlined here.

1. Go directly to Sundance Now (https://www.sundancenow.com/) or Shudder (https://www.shudder.com/) to sign up for a free trial and monthly or yearly subscription. Both are offering free 7-day trials at the moment. Once you have an account you can sign in, watch it on your favorite device, download the Sundance Now app to make your life that little bit easier, and even send it to your television through Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV or some other gizmo you might already have.

2. You can also establish an account through your Roku device or Apple TV with Sundance Now and Shudder. If you have one of these devices you know how to do this. If you don’t have one of these devices, you are now frustrated and confused. Fear not. Read further…

3. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can add Sundance Now or Shudder to your paid channels (like Acorn or Britbox or similar). You also get a free trial period, and then you pay monthly/yearly through your Amazon Prime account. Then you can watch the show wherever you watch your other Amazon Prime content. For me, that means a complicated process that somehow magically goes through my DVD player, or my Dish Box, or something attached to my tv that a young person set up for me and which I cannot fully walk you through. If you don’t know how to do this, my recommendation is to find a young person and ask them. They will set it up for you in approximately 2 minutes. #trustme

No matter how you sign up, or where, or how you plan on watching it (phone, tablet, computer, television, or all of the aforementioned), don’t forget to check in with Sundance Now and/or Shudder between Christmas and the New Year. Because even if you’ve been naughty this year, Sundance Now and Shudder may have something nice for you–episodes 1 and 2 of one of the best shows of 2019! Tell everybody you know and let’s get this party started!

It’s time for a Witchy Wednesday television broadcaster update.

Hello, everybody! It’s been a while since I updated you on the various broadcasters we have for the A Discovery of Witches tv show. What follows is an alphabetical list by country (American names, sorry, I started to mess up when I translated them!) and the broadcasters.

There are still deals that are being negotiated. Until they are finalized I can’t announce them. I know you will understand.

I am afraid I don’t have release dates for all of these territories. Usually I don’t get a heads-up and its hard for me to search for them in all the different languages. If you know the show has been shown by the broadcaster named in your area, please let me know and I will update the post–and my spreadsheet!

Thank you all for your patience as we get season 1 up and on the air all around the world. And in case you hadn’t heard: stay tuned for Seasons 2 and 3, because the show has been renewed for two more seasons.

Huge thanks to all the readers and viewers who have made the show such a success!

X  Deb

American Samoa Fox
Andorra Sky Espana (6 November 2018)
Angola HBO (15 September 2018))
Africa (at least 36 countries) Showmax (1 May 2019)
Armenia Kinopoisk/Yandex
Australia Foxtel (15 November 2018))
Austria Sky Deutschland (Spring 2019)
Azerbaijan Kinopoisk/Yandex
Belarus Kinopoisk/Yandex
Bosnia and Herzegovina HBO (15 September 2018)
Brunei Fox
Bulgaria HBO
Cambodia Fox
Canada SundanceNow, Shudder, Sundance (17 January 2019)
Cape Verde HBO
China Fox
Cook Islands Fox
Croatia HBO (15 September 2018)
Czech Republic HBO (15 September 2018)
Denmark HBO (15 September 2018)
East Timor Fox
Eire Sky (14 September 2018)
Equatorial Guinea HBO
Fiji Fox
Finland HBO (15 September 2018)
French Polynesia Fox
Georgia Kinopoisk/Yandex
Germany Sky Deutschland (Spring 2019)
Greece OTE
Guam SundanceNow, Shudder, Sundance (2019)
Guinea-Bissau HBO
Hong Kong Fox
Hungary HBO (15 September 2018)
Indonesia Fox
Israel DBS
Japan Fox
Kazakhstan Kinopoisk/Yandex
Kiribati Fox
Kosovo HBO
Kyrgystan Kinopoisk/Yandex
Laos Fox
Liechtenstein Sky Deutschland (Spring 2019)
Luxembourg, Sky Deutschland (Spring 2019)
Macau Fox
Macedonia HBO
Malaysia Fox
Maldives Fox
Marshall Islands Fox
Micronesia Fox
Moldova HBO
Moldova Kinopoisk/Yandex
Mongolia Fox
Montenegro HBO
Mozambique HBO
Myanmar Fox
Nauru Fox
New Caledonia Fox
New Zealand Sky New Zealand (7 November 2018)
Niue Fox
Northern Mariana Islands SundanceNow, Shudder, Sundance
Northern Mariana Islands Fox
Norway HBO (15 September 2018)
Palau Fox
Papua New Guinea Fox
Philippines Fox
Pitcairn Fox
Poland HBO
Portugal HBO
Puerto Rico SundanceNow, Shudder, Sundance
Romania HBO
Russia Kinopoisk/Yandex
São Tomé and Principe HBO
Serbia HBO
Singapore Fox
Slovakia HBO
Slovenia HBO
Solomon Islands Fox
South Korea CJ ENM
South Korea Fox
South Tyrol Sky Deutschland (Spring 2019)
Spain Sky Espana (6 November 2018)
Sweden HBO (15 September 2018)
Switzerland Sky Deutschland (Spring 2019)
Tahiti Fox
Taiwan Fox
Tajikistan Kinopoisk/Yandex
Thailand Fox
Tokelau Fox
Tonga Fox
Turkmenistan Kinopoisk/Yandex
Tuvalu Fox
UK Sky/Now TV (14 September 2018)
Ukraine Kinopoisk/Yandex
USA SundanceNow, Shudder, Sundance (17 Jan 2019)
Uzbekistan Kinopoisk/Yandex
Vanuatu Fox
Vietnam Fox
Virgin Islands (US) SundanceNow, Shudder, Sundance
Wallis and Futuna Islands Fox
Western Samoa Fox


Here are all the territories with closed deals. I can only announce particulars when I am given permission or find information on the web from the broadcasters that give particulars. There are many more deals in the works. As ever, I will update you as soon as there is news. Please note this update includes new information (Korea, Greece) and updates on older information (Hungary, Bulgaria).

UK, Sky One/NowTV—14 Sepember 2018
Sweden, HBO Nordic—15 Sepember
Bulgaria, HBO Bulgaria—15 September
Denmark, HBO Nordic—15 September
Finland, HBO Nordic—15 September
Hungary, HBO Hungary—15 September
Norway, HBO Nordic—15 September
Sweden, HBO Nordic—15 September
Spain, Sky Espana—6 November
Australia, Fox8 on Foxtel–15 November
Canada, Sundance Now/Shudder/Sundance TV—early 2019
Guam, Sundance Now/Shudder/Sundance TV—early 2019
Northern Mariana Islands, Sundance Now/Shudder/Sundance TV—early 2019
Puerto Rico, Sundance Now/Shudder/Sundance TV—early 2019
USA, Sundance Now/Shudder/Sundance TV—early 2019
Virgin Islands (US), Sundance Now/Shudder/Sundance TV—early 2019
Andorra, Sky Espana—date TBA
New Zealand, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Angola, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Cape Verde, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Croatia, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Czech Republic, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Equatorial Guinea, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Guinea-Bissau, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Macedonia, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Moldova, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Montenegro, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Mozambique, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Poland, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Portugal, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Romania, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Sao Tome and Principe, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Serbia, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Slovakia, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Slovenia, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Kosovo Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Greece, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Israel, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Austria, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Germany, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Liechtenstein, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Luxembourg, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
South Tyrol, Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Switzerland Broadcaster TBA—date TBA
Korea (South), Broadcaster TBA—date TBA

Thank you for your patience!

Professor Harkness

Manic Monday News Update: US/Canada Broadcaster, UK premiere date, and all the fun at Comic Con!

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.

If you haven’t already, it really might be a good time to subscribe to the newsletter. We’ve put a “Sign Up” button right on our site’s home page to make it easy for you to do so. We promise not to spam you. Our newsletters come straight to your emailbox once a month, unless there are really, really important things to announce (like tour dates, or the broadcaster updates, etc.)

Until tomorrow, enjoy these pictures from Comic Con!

x Deb


The new trailer for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES…

…has landed, starring Teresa Palmer and #MatthewGoode. Enjoy. Sky One NOW TV#ComingSoontoSky

And 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.


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


Meet our Baldwin, Trystan Gravelle

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.

x Deb


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.


Meet our Marthe

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