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Cast: Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) as Diana Bishop, Matthew Goode (“Downton Abbey”) as Matthew Clairmont, Alex Kingston (“Doctor Who” ) as Sarah Bishop, Valarie Pettiford (“The Blacklist”) as Em, Trevor Eve (“The Politician’s Wife” ) as Gerbert, Malin Buska (The Girl King) as Satu, Lindsay Duncan (“Sherlock” ) as Ysabeau De Clermont, Owen Teale (“Game of Thrones” ) as Peter Knox, Gregg Chillin (“Da Vinci’s Demons”) as Domenico, Aiysha Hart (“Line of Duty”) as Miriam, Edward Bluemel (“Killing Eve”) as Marcus, Daniel Ezra (All American) as Nathaniel and Aisling Loftus (War & Peace) as Sophie. Season 2 guest stars include Tom Hughes (“Victoria”) as Kit Marlowe, Shelia Hancock (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) as Goody Alsop, Steven Cree (“Outlander”) as Gallowglass and James Purefoy (“Altered Carbon”) as Philippe De Clermont

Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Romance

Year: 2021

Rating: NR

After narrowly escaping the Congregation of vampires, witches, and daemons, Diana and Matthew are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. Here, they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Enemies are everywhere, the threat to witches is growing, and Diana and Matthew’s romance faces a barrage of new threats– from within as much as without.

They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together, and find a way back to the present day.

While Matthew and Diana hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah and Em, must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus and Miriam take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel and Sophie, whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert, Knox, Satu, and Domenico are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.

'A Discovery of Witches' is based on the books by Deborah Harkness. I knew of the show but had never watched it before but when I was asked to review Season two which releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 17, 2021 I hurried up and jumped right in to season one.

The show features Teresa Palmer as the witch and Matthew Goode as the vampire for the cause but end up forging a forbidden romance. The show has everything going for it including the story which is a bit different from the books but still remains faithful. The acting is amazing the special effects are very well done.

Now that I have been introduced to the series I can't wait to see what happens in season 3. Bonus Features on the DVD and Blu-ray include:

The Story of A Discovery of Witches

Can Love Survive

Creating Elizabethan London

A Discovery of Witches is a drama/fantasy/romance that has something for everyone. If you like witches, vampires and demons then check this out.

Released by RLJE Films

*** 3/4 Out Of *****