A Discovery of Witches
Historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) is a witch denying her heritage. But when she unexpectedly comes across an ancient, bewitched manuscript, she is thrown into a dangerous mystery—and into the path of enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey). The two form an unlikely alliance, but their deepening relationship threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between their species. This romantic thriller adapted from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling trilogy of novels is “wickedly irresistible” (TV Insider).
In Oxford’s Bodleian library, brilliant American historian and reluctant witch Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up an ancient magical manuscript, Ashmole 782, which has been missing for centuries and finds herself confronted by acclaimed geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont, who is determined to get his hands on the book.
Blind to the interest she has stirred amongst creatures, Diana fights an increasing pull towards the magical and turns her back on her witch heritage, but matters take an unexpectedly dark turn when Satu is sent by Peter Knox to intimidate her.
Domenico takes information he’s extracted from Satu to menacing vampire Gerbert, who gains the advantage he has been waiting for. After sending Juliette into the world to do his bidding, Gerbert consults with Meridiana, the witch whom he keeps in thrall, but what does the prophecy she delivers mean?
Matthew’s hope of keeping Diana safe at Sept-Tours appears short-lived as Ysabeau refuses to welcome the warmblood under her roof.
Gillian pays a heavy price for her disloyalty to Diana, but not before news that vampires are studying witch DNA reaches Knox. The fall-out threatens the fragile equilibrium between creatures and the focus is on ending Matthew and Diana’s relationship whatever the cost.
Satu brutally tortures Diana in Gerbert’s isolated castle ruins. Matthew, now sworn to hunt down and kill anyone who tries to harm Diana, attempts a daring airborne rescue mission with Baldwin in tow, but they are too late to prevent Satu invoking dark magic in a bid to open up Diana and see the magic inside her.
After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child.
Matthew’s attempt to rescue Diana from Juliette goes horribly wrong and Diana finally discovers just how lethal her magical powers can be. As Matthew lies dying, Diana must strike a dreadful bargain with the goddess and make the ultimate sacrificial pact with enduring consequences.
The cast and creators discuss the nuances behind the design of each character's glamorous and intricate wardrobe.
The cast and creators take fans behind the scenes of the locations, stunts and more from Season 1.
The cast and crew discuss the masterful skill involved in recreating Oxford's historic library as a working set.
Matthew worries the Book of Life is making Diana ill. Marcus isn’t ready to give up on Phoebe.
Matthew must account for his visit to Bohemia. Matthew and Diana reach a new level of intimacy.
Diana completes her training with Goody Alsop in order to return home. Surprise encounters ensue.
Cast and crew recap the story so far and give insights about the characters’ conflicts and motivations in Season 2.
The cast and crew provide a behind-the-scenes peek at the incredible sets and costumes that recreated the look and feel of 1590s London.
Matthew and Diana return from Elizabethan London to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. Agatha challenges Knox in the Congregation. Diana learns she’s carrying twins.
Diana and Matthew are shocked when Jack Blackfriars reappears, but their joy is short-lived. Chris seeks samples from Matthew’s family to research blood-rage.
In New Orleans, Matthew and Marcus struggle to reconnect with Marcus’s children. In London, Diana and Phoebe find a lead in their hunt for the missing pages.
Struggling to pin down T.J. Weston, Diana, Phoebe, and Sarah seek help from other witches. Benjamin has a proposition for Satu. Matthew finally returns home.
Benjamin’s plan to bring down the de Clermonts is set into motion. Matthew and Diana return to Sept-Tours with the twins. Gerbert demands to examine the babies.
After receiving Benjamin’s message, Matthew leaves Sept-Tours at dawn to track him down. Diana enlists Sarah’s help to finally get the Book of Life.
As Benjamin tortures Matthew to near death, Diana makes plans to rescue him. Revelations from the Book of Life illuminate the long-hidden secrets of creatures.