Sundance Now & Shudder Acquires ‘A Discovery of Witches’ – Comic-Con


A Discovery of Witches to Premiere Simultaneously on Streaming Services

Reported from San Diego Comic-Con, Sundance Now and Shudder acquires Sky paranormal series “A Discovery of Witches,” which is based from the first book in All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

All the episodes will stream simultaneously in Sundance Now, which is an AMC Networks’ direct-to-consumer SVOD service, and Shudder while the series is expected to premiere in U.S. and U.K. later this year. 

Starring Matthew Goode (The Crown), Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), the series will have an eight-episode drama. 

From the same producers of Doctor Who, Da Vinci’s Demons and the forthcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, the drama is produced by Bad Wolf.

“This captivating story is filled with intrigue, romance and magic and set in spectacular locations that underscore those very qualities,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, Sundance Now. “We are thrilled to see Deborah Harkness’ books brought to life in such an inspired way with such a charismatic cast and talented crew. The result is binge-worthy television at its best and we know that ‘A Discovery of Witches’ will appeal to both the premium drama fans at Sundance Now and the genre fans at Shudder.”

“‘A Discovery of Witches’ is a big, bold series with witches, vampires and daemons caught up in an all-too human drama that’s enthralling from the opening minute. It’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re excited to bring it to Shudder members as part of this unique partnership,” added Craig Engler, General Manager, Shudder.