Last week at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, AMC Networks announced that its supernatural drama A Discovery of Witches will premiere on AMC & BBC America this Spring. As we reported way back in July of last year, the series premiered on the UK’s Sky network in September before being picked up for streaming by AMC Networks’ Shudder & SundanceTV. According to AMC Networks, the show was a smash hit for Sundance Now, with new subscriptions doubling the week of the show’s premiere and thirty times more streams than any previous premiere. The show topped the premiere charts on Shudder as well.
AMC Entertainment Networks President Sarah Barnett stated: “Thanks to the critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive audience response to A Discovery of Witches, the series has found a new legion of fans. We are thrilled to bring it to a wider audience and pair it with Killing Eve on both AMC and BBC America. This is a great example of our cross-network strategy; to expose our series to new audiences across our ecosystem of networks and streaming services.”
A Discovery of Witches will premiere on AMC & BBC America on Sunday, April 7th at 9:00pm Eastern.
As we reported back in November, the show’s second & third seasons have already been confirmed for Sky, Sundance Now, and Shudder, with production on the second season slated for later this year.
A Discovery of Witches is based on the novel of the same name by author Deborah Harkness, the show is written by Kate Brooke, directed by Juan Carlos Medina, Alice Troughton, and Sarah Walker, and stars Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, and Owen Teale.
A modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight.