Former “Doctor Who” producers Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner and their Bad Wolf production company have scored TV rights to Deborah Harkness’ historical fantasy novel “A Discovery Of Witches”.
The first installment in the All Souls Trilogy which has sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world, the story follows a young scholar at Oxford who is a descendant of the Salem witches.
When she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript, she is compelled to embrace the magic in her blood and enters a forbidden romance with charming 1,500-year-old vampire.
“Life On Mars” producer Ashley Pharoah will adapt the novel for the screen while Harkness will also pen several episodes. Tranter and Gardner are executive producing.
Should the project be a success, all three books in the series are to be adapted. The project was previously in development at the BBC, but no longer. Warner Bros. Pictures retains the film rights.