Video: It’s the sexy story of forbidden love between a vampire and… anything that isn’t a vampire. Man, the undead really are a bigoted bunch, aren’t they? The first look at Sky One’s new series A Discovery of Witches is here, promising sexual tension, dramatic head turns, and Ser Alliser Thorne from Game of Thrones getting his arse wind-blown into the camera.
I told you hating Jon Snow would have consequences, Alliser. Image: Sky One (YouTube)
A Discovery of Witches stars Matthew Goode (Watchmen) and Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) as Matthew and Diana, two star-crossed lovers who cannot be together because, well duh, he’s a vampire and she’s a witch. There’s a lot of bad blood, along with at least one see-through men’s shirt. It looks cheesy as hell, but with a pretty decent cast.
Based on the bestselling book trilogy by Deborah Harkness, the show feels as though it’s a throwback to that era when Twilight and Harry Potter were hot stuff. Nowadays, the vampire trend has faded somewhat – but given how we’re starting to get new vampire shows such as Fox’s The Passage, maybe bloodsuckers are making a comeback. A Discovery of Witches debuts later this year.