A Discovery of Witches

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Escape into a tale of forbidden love and ancient magic, set in a world where witches, vampires, and daemons live amongst us... hiding in plain sight. Based on the best-selling All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
Starring
Matthew GoodeTeresa PalmerValarie Pettiford
Genres
InternationalFantasyDramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    April 6 2019
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  2. 2. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 2
    April 13 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  3. 3. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 3
    April 20 2019
    41min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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?
  4. 4. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 4
    April 27 2019
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Matthew’s hope of keeping Diana safe at Sept-Tours appears short-lived as Ysabeau refuses to welcome the warmblood under her roof.
  5. 5. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 5
    May 4 2019
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  6. 6. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 6
    May 11 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  7. 7. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 7
    May 18 2019
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child.
  8. 8. A Discovery of Witches Ep. 8
    May 25 2019
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.

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    Based on Deborah Harkness’s best-selling novel, A Discovery of Witches is a contemporary love story that begins against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, in a world where small numbers of witches, vampires and daemons live and work, unseen amongst humans, hiding in plain sight.

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Directors
Juan Carlos MedinaAlice TroughtonSarah Walker
Producers
Deborah HarknessLachlan MacKinnon
Season year
2019
Network
AMC Plus Drama
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.7 out of 5 stars

13660 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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Miranda :)Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
LOVE
I am not sure why or how people are giving one star reviews based on a DVD and NOT based on the ACTUAL SHOW!! As a fan of the novels (I have read these books more than once) I can say this show is great! I was so excited when it released in the USA. I have to say that it follows the books fairly well. There are always things missing, always things astray when book to film adaptations. The only thing I did not agree with was the casting of Ysabeau de Clermont. And that is NOT to say that I don't LOVE Lindsey Duncan. She certainly fits the fierceness of Ysabeau. It's just she is the absolute physical opposite of the characterization found in the books. She is supposed to be young and have dark black hair. Her physical appearance was shown as more of a sibling than a mother. I was just thrown off by it! Besides that the show is great so far. I will be watching it on repeat for a while, and cannot wait for season 2!
479 people found this helpful
Tessa Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Can’t watch in USA
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I’m so mad about this they really need to tell you it won’t work in the USA I would like to send it back but I don’t know how to send it back. I’m so sad about it.
121 people found this helpful
CRMReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Story
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This can only be viewed in a non Region DVD player. If you don't have one then don't buy it. I however do and it worked perfectly in my player. I love how between each episode they play the preview from the last. Just as if you were watching it live. I can't wait for the second season to come out.
89 people found this helpful
Claudia BiglerReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Doesn't play in the US.
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Doesn't play in the US. So sad!
70 people found this helpful
James L.Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very angry!
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Am vastly cross! The description states, "needs/requires a multi-region player." The two bluray discs do not play in my 2 multi-system region free players, whatsoever! "This bluray will play back on region B players only ", keeps popping up! I've obtained a few blurays from UK here on Amazon, and they work on my multi-region 3D/Bluray players. But these 2 discs don't! My wife was so excited to receive this item, A Discovery of Witches, from Zoverstocks, esp. the standard S/H was 2 weeks. Adding to it, my wife loves the story or book of A Discovery of Witches. It is "5 STARS". However, if I could opt no star at all, for the bluray discs which don't play in my multi-region bluray players, I'd do that, because of my wife's disappointment, and I lost over $24, due to this, as well.
50 people found this helpful
Valerie HuelsReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Poor communication of region code information
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You should have said what region code this dvd is, because I can’t play it on my machine. Very disappointed at the incomplete information.
62 people found this helpful
Rowan GreeneReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lame Twilight rip-off
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First, for those who can't get the disc to play in multi-region players--you have to turn the player off and then on using the Region B button, which is blue for my Sony player. I got the error message too but a simple troubleshoot worked for me.

As for the series, I found the book to be an incredibly lame Twilight rip off and the DVD doesn't disappoint: it's equally lame with a MC even more annoying than Bella Swan. (So much for hoping they'd change it enough to make it palatable.)

The "actress" who plays Diana is awful but even a stellar performer couldn't have saved this Mary Sue. The acting overall was pedantic and the premise was a total snooze. This book and series contains every trope known to literary works and then some.

As with Edward and Bella, vampire Matthew is instantly addicted to Mary Sue Diana. This character lacks depth and a backbone just as this story lacks originality.

Don't waste your time.
34 people found this helpful
s SanchezReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Look for all information on dvd of how to play.
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Very disappointed that it was not clearly stated that it could not play in US. Returned.
42 people found this helpful
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