Supernatural drama fans are eagerly awaiting the release of new Sky series A Discovery of Witches.
Starring Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode, the contemporary love story follows a witch and vampire whose relationship could have huge ramifications on the supernatural world.
The series is due to premiere on Sky One on Friday, September 14.
How to watch A Discovery of Witches online
A Discovery of Witches is a Sky Original Production.
It will air on Friday nights starting from September 14.
There are eight episodes in total.
Episodes will be added to Sky’s streaming service Now TV after their initial broadcast.
Those with a subscription can get a TV Pass which allows viewers to watch Sky One shows live and on catch up.
The series should also be available on Sky Go.
A Discovery of Witches starts this September
What is A Discovery of Witches about?
Based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is a modern reimagining of a supernatural Romeo and Juliet story.
Set against the grand backdrop of Oxford University, the drama explores how supernatural beings live unseen amongst humans in every days life.
This dynamic becomes disrupted however when an ancient manuscript is discovered in Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
Historian and professor Diana Bishop (played by Teresa Palmer) is a reluctant witch who denies her magical heritage but she is thrown into a dangerous world when she discovers the book.
Alex Kingston and Sarah Pettiford
A Discovery of Witches
Seeking to help her is mysterious geneticist Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) who is a vampire.
The two begin a forbidden romance which threatens to damage the fragile peace between the supernatural species.
A Discovery of Witches is set to appeal to fans of the vampire genre.
Also starring is Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston, who plays Diana’s aunt and guardian Sarah with her partner Emily (Sarah Pettiford).
Speaking about the series at San Diego Comic Con, Kingston said that Sarah and Emily raised Diana after her parents died.
Alex Kingston and Teresa Palmer
“We [Sarah and Emily] raised Diana and we have different personalities, I’m more dominant and Em is more gentle.
“Sarah is very protective of Diana,” she added.
Palmer herself said that her character is brave, passionate and committed to her studies.
“These are beautifully well-written, rounded and complex characters,” she said.
A Discovery of Witches starts on Sky One on September 14