The highly anticipated supernatural series A Discovery of Witches, starring Australia’s own Teresa Palmer and UK actor Matthew Goode, will premiere exclusively on Foxtel next week.
Based on Deborah Harkness’ best-selling trilogy of novels, A Discovery of Witches is a bold and romantic thriller that uncovers a secret underworld of vampires, witches and demons, who are hiding and living in fear of persecution by humans.
Australian actress and AACTA Award nominee Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge, Warm Bodies) leads an all-star cast playing Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, who uncovers an ancient manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
The accidental discovery forces her into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont, played by UK star Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey, The Crown). Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires, the two of them must form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within.
Teresa Palmer said: “A Discovery of Witches has been such an incredible project to work on.
Bringing the character of Diana Bishop to life was an honour; she’s hyper intelligent, confident yet has vulnerabilities, she is a wonderful role model for young woman.
Like millions of others around the world I fell in with love the trilogy by author Deborah Harkness. I think fans of the book will love our adaptation and I can’t wait for Australian audiences to see it. “
A Discovery of Witches, premiere Thursdays November 15 at 8.30pm on Fox8