Welcome to All Souls Witchy Women Episode 8: The A Word, our episode about our hopes and dreams for the TV adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches.
With the TV adaptation of A Discovery of Witches about to become available on Sundance Now and Shudder for U.S. and Canadian fans (and fans-to-be), we decided we needed to go a step beyond our blog post about the eight scenes we hope to see adapted from the book and talk more fully about our hopes for the show. Among the things we discuss is how we hope the characters develop, Matthew and Diana to Sarah and Emily and Ysabeau. We also talk about the scenery — the Bishop house!! — and, of course the magic and our favorite quotes we hope get cut and pasted into the script. W
Did we mention the giveaway? Here’s how to win!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re doing an international giveaway too. We’ll be giving away a signed copy of Deb Harkness’ The World of All Souls AND a signed copy of her newest book, Time’s Convert. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below on what scene you’re hoping to see (if you haven’t seen the show yet) OR if you’ve seen the show (which is okay, we forgive you), you can leave a comment about one of the favorite scenes you’ve already seen. One random winner will be chosen and notified on Jan. 18, just 24 hours after the show is available.
And now, on to the show!
Housekeeping details: We’ve read the whole All Souls Trilogy and will try to stay on topic if we say a particular show is going to only cover A Discovery of Witches, but we may forget or digress or whatever so consider yourself warned if you’ve only read one of the books. For the record, this particular podcast seems to be fairly safe for those who’ve only read ADOW and haven’t seen the TV version yet from Bad Wolf TV in Wales . Also this podcast is labeled explicit because we sometimes swear and we’re going to talk about sex because, well, there’s sex in the books. So that’s why we gave it the explicit rating. You’ve now been officially warned
Show notes: Each episode we bring you a note about wine because red wine is a main form of sustenance for vampires when they’re not drinking, you know. blood. Oh, and we like wine…a lot. Usually our weekly wine notes come to us compliments of our resident sommelier, Bayard, who knows what he’s talking about because he’s a founding partner at Crafted Brands. This week Bayard discusses sparkling wine, because what better drink for a celebration? (And we already did, champagne.) Don’t know the difference between brut, dry, and sec. Not to worry — you’ll know more after you listen to Bayard. Trust us. The text version of the wine note can be found here.