‘Witches’ & Streamers

(Above: Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode in ‘A Discovery of Witches.’ Source: YouTube screenshot)

A Discovery of Witches, a fantasy-romance drama starring Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode, will bow on two streaming services — Sundance Now and Shudder — Thursday, January 17.

The eight-episode series stars Hacksaw Ridge‘s Teresa Palmer as an Oxford University-based historian who is also a witch trying to deny her wiccan heritage. When she stumbles upon a long-lost bewitched manuscript, she enters a dangerous underworld. Along the way she encounters a vampire and geneticist (Goode), who hides a dark family secret.

The cast also includes Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford and Owen Teale.

The show is based on American Deborah Harkness’ 2011 debut novel of the same name.

A Discovery of Witches originally aired on the UK’s Sky One, which is reportedly planning a second and third season.

Sundance Now costs $6.99 monthly or $59.99 annually after a seven-day free trial.

Shudder costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually following a seven-day free trial.

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