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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 8 episodes, 2018
Teresa Palmer ...  Diana Bishop 8 episodes, 2018
Valarie Pettiford ...  Emily Mather 8 episodes, 2018
Malin Buska ...  Satu Järvinen / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Owen Teale ...  Peter Knox 8 episodes, 2018
Alex Kingston ...  Sarah Bishop 7 episodes, 2018
Aiysha Hart ...  Miriam Shepherd 7 episodes, 2018
Edward Bluemel ...  Marcus Whitmore 7 episodes, 2018
Gregg Chillin ...  Domenico Michele 7 episodes, 2018
Trevor Eve ...  Gerbert D'Aurillac 7 episodes, 2018
Louise Brealey ...  Gillian Chamberlain 6 episodes, 2018
Elarica Johnson ...  Juliette Durand 6 episodes, 2018
Tanya Moodie ...  Agatha Wilson 6 episodes, 2018
Lindsay Duncan ...  Ysabeau De Clermont / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Sorcha Cusack ...  Marthe 5 episodes, 2018
Trystan Gravelle ...  Baldwin Montclair / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Aisling Loftus ...  Sophie Norman 5 episodes, 2018
Daniel Ezra ...  Nathaniel Wilson 5 episodes, 2018
Sophia Myles ...  Rebecca Bishop 4 episodes, 2018
Greg McHugh ...  Hamish Osborne / ... 4 episodes, 2018
David Newman ...  Stephen Proctor 4 episodes, 2018
Ken Bones ...  Sigismund 4 episodes, 2018
Leo Ashizawa ...  Osamu 4 episodes, 2018
Julian Kostov ...  Timur 4 episodes, 2018
Nila Aalia Nila Aalia ...  Sylvia Rattigan 4 episodes, 2018
Chloé Dumas ...  Meridiana 4 episodes, 2018
Tomiwa Edun ...  Sean 3 episodes, 2018
Richard Katz ...  Rico Jean 2 episodes, 2018
Sadie Shimmin Sadie Shimmin ...  Head of Faculty 2 episodes, 2018
Imogen Comrie ...  Clem / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Michael Culkin ...  Professor Marsh 2 episodes, 2018


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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In an interview, author Deborah Harkness stated she is not a filmmaker, she is a historian and a novelist. She has declared she would not interfere with the movie production unless she was asked for her opinion. See more »


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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29 September 2018 | by byronacookSee all my reviews

I made my account because I feel like this really desereves a positive review.

As someone who has seen lots, and lots of films & series, but also having my own fair share of knowledge of video editing. I can really appreciate the cinematography of this series. Beautiful scenes and film work with overall great acting and a story that shows a lot of opportunities for this becoming an amazing series.

Three episodes in so far, and after every episode I keep on wanting more. I'm mostly writing this review because honestly, I want more! I truly hope they can keep up this quality for the rest of the season, and be renewed for a second season. As it's something that I'm already looking forward to.

TLDR: Great, and beautifully produced.

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