Back in January, the Sky series A Discovery of Witches
came to the US via the streaming services Sundance Now, Shudder, and AMC Premiere. Because of its huge success, on Sunday night, the series makes its way to network television in the US for the first time, premiering on both AMC and BBC America simultaneously.
Based on the first book of the All Souls
fantasy trilogy by the same name by Deborah Harkness, the series, which has already been renewed for a second and third season, has been adapted for television by Kate Brooke, who also executive produces.
The story takes place in a world where witches, vampires, and daemons exist alongside humans in secret and follows Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a witch who has denied her heritage, never embraced her powers, and is unaware of her strength. When she successfully requests a long-lost manuscript from the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, creatures take notice. One of those creatures is vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), who has been looking for the book for centuries, thinking it contains information on his heritage. He explains to her that he is not the only one and warns that all the supernatural creatures will soon be after her.