I don’t love it, but I will concede that some books, some movies, some aesthetics are simply made for autumn. Yes, I’m thinking about You’ve Got Mail, Dead Poets Society, Rushmore, and Good Will Hunting. What do all those fall-ish movies have in common? Bookish types and ivy league institutions of learning. And there is one more aesthetic out there that always makes me think of falling leaves, gothic arches and dusty libraries: A Discovery of Witches.
Set at Oxford smack dab in the middle of September and October, Diana Bishop is walking on cobblestones and wearing merino wool and smelling of chamomile and honey, and it’s freaking FALL in that book. This is the perfect time to read it for that reason alone. But also because it’s definitely time to gear up A Discovery of Witches to make it to US audiences in January.
Bekah and I were lucky enough to see the first episode of DOW when we were in New York for Comic-Con back in October, and it was a really PERFECT pilot episode of television. Atmospheric and mysterious and fun, the adaptation is pulling no punches and surprising even avid book fans. We were so impressed with it that we were bummed to not get to see the rest of the season right away. UK fans have the advantage there as the entire season has just finished! But please know that we are HYPED for this show. Come January you will get all the TN coverage you can handle!
BUT in the meantime, we have the book, plenty of time off work next week to get it read before Christmas descends, AND lucky for you guys … we have some interviews from SDCC that we are just showing you! So while you are trying to decide if you want to watch this with us in January (you do) and if you want to read the book (you definitely do), here are some great reasons why: fantastic and ecstatic cast members (Teresa Palmer and Owen Teale), executive producer Lachlan MacKinnon and one of the most gracious creators ever: Deborah Harkness.