There’s a TV adaptation of author Deborah Harkness’ 2011 historical fantasy novel A Discovery of Witches in the works, and the first casting news has dropped.
According to Deadline, the series hailing from Bad Wolf production and Britain’s SKY has cast Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies, Lights Out, Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Downton Abbey) as leads. Palmer will play the show’s heroine, Diana Bishop, while Goode will sink his teeth into the role of her centuries-old vampire lover Matthew Clairmont.
Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge) will serve as writer and showrunner, while Doctor Who’s Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will act as executive producers through their Bad Wolf banner (they acquired the rights to the books in 2016), alongside Harkness.
Filming is reportedly slated to kick off in Wales and will tell the tale of Diana, a woman whose ancestors were Salem witches and who taps into her magical heritage after coming across a unique manuscript.
What do you think of Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode starring in A Discovery of Witches?