Sky/AMC joint production, supernatural drama A Discovery of Witches has cast Tom Hughes.
Hughes will star as Kit Marlowe, an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era
A Discovery Of Witches is the first installment of Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, which has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. Published published in 2011, Discovery is the story of Diana, a young scholar at Oxford who is a descendant of the Salem witches.
When she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript, she is compelled to embrace the magic in her blood and enters a forbidden romance with charming 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew. The second All Souls novel, Shadow Of Night, was published in 2012 followed by the final book, The Book Of Life in 2014.
Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) stars as vampire Matthew Clairmont in the Bad Wolf-produced show, while Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) plays heroine Diana Bishop in the series.
In the second season, Diana and Matthew, this time hiding in time in the treacherous world of Elizabethan London, where they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life.