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Matthew Goode & Teresa Palmer to costar in A Discovery of Witches TV series #book2movies

Here’s a nice bit of  ‘6 degrees of Kevin Bacon’ silliness. I just watched—and enjoyed—Message from the King starring Chadwick Boseman. He’s not only the new Black Panther super hero, he’s also a wonderful actor and a charming human being. He’s American but you wouldn’t know it from the South African accent he speaks in for the film. His costars included Luke Evans, Alfred Molina and the lovely Teresa Palmer who, because my husband worked on the film, I met at the wrap party.

We had a great, lively conversation and Teresa and I even had our picture taken together. I’m the wrinkly old one on the left.

Matthew Goode in Downton Abbey

Now I’ve learned that lovely Matthew Goode—who I’ve become somewhat fixated on over the last couple of days and who we’ll see as Sidney Stark in the adaptation of The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society as well the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence will co-star with Teresa Palmer in the supernatural romantic drama television series A Discovery of Witches. Based on the novel by Deborah Harkness’ the British production is scheduled to begin shooting in September, with some scenes shot in Oxford.

About the book

Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People) 
Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Teresa Palmer in Hacksaw Ridge

Palmer is the witchy historian, Matthew Goode is her vampire geneticist. I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to fantasy—I never read Twilight, for example, and I haven’t read this—but I have to say the premise sounds like a ton of fun. Who else wouldn’t mind Goode taking a bite out of their neck?

The really good news is that if it’s a hit, there are two more books for the series to rely on. Have you read the books? What do you think?