After reading Deborah Harkness’s novel A Discovery of Witches I was interested to see how it would be adapted for television. I was not disappointed. The show is beautifully filmed with stunning scenery and excellent performances by the cast. The story is intriguing and well-paced with just enough twists and turns to keep viewers hooked.
The show follows historian and witch Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) as she discovers a book that has the power to wake up dormant witches. This sets off a chain of events that see Diana having to use her own magic to protect herself and those she loves. Along the way she is joined by vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) who is also interested in the book.
The chemistry between Palmer and Goode is electric and their scenes together are some of the best in the show. The supporting cast is also excellent including Alex Kingston as Diana’s aunt Sarah and Emma Thompson as witch matriarch Goody Alsop.
A Discovery of Witches is a atmospheric engaging and ultimately empowering show that is sure to please fans of the novel and newcomers alike.
What is the name of the book that this show is based on?
The show is based on the book series All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
Who does Diana Bishop start a relationship with?
Diana starts a relationship with Matthew Clairmont who is a vampire.
What is the name of Diana’s aunts?
Diana’s aunts are named Sarah and Emily.
What is the name of the daemon that Diana befriends?
The daemon’s name is Marcus.
What is the name of the witch that Diana meets in the forest?
The witch’s name is Satu.
What is the name of the potion that Diana drinks?
The potion is called Fly-by-Night.
What is the name of the creature that Diana turns into?
Diana turns into a badger.
What is the name of the spell that Diana casts?
The spell is called Type-C.
What is the name of the book that Matthew gives to Diana?
The book is called The Book of Life.
What is the name of the coven that Diana joins?
The coven is called The Congregation.
What is the name of the witch that Diana saves?
The witch’s name isknadys.
What is the name of the king that Diana meets?
The king’s name is Ferdinand.
What is the name of the witch that Diana meets in Venice?
The witch’s name is Giuditta.
What is the name of the island that Diana goes to?
The island is called Skye.
What is the name of the witch that Diana meets in Skye?
The witch’s name is Aoife.