A Discovery of Witches star Ed Bluemel would love Marcus spin-off with Time’s Convert

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

From Good Housekeeping

A Discovery of Witches will soon return to our TV screens with a second series, and fans can also look forward to a third season which has already started filming.

The cult drama is adapted from Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, which follows decades-old vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) and reluctant witch Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) as they discover a bewitching manuscript in Oxford university.

Killing Eve actor Edward Bluemel, who plays vampire Marcus Whitmore, would love to see a fourth season based on Deborah's latest novel Time's Convert - which is both a sequel to The Book of Life - and a prequel based on Marcus' intriguing backstory.

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And that goes way, way back to the battlefields of the American Revolution, when Marcus was a mere mortal surgeon from Massachusetts until he crossed paths with Matthew Clairmont. Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus falls in love with art curator Phoebe Taylor, and their relationship blossoms. Adelle Leonce will make her debut as Phoebe in season two.

"Of course, it would be so fun [to have a spin-off] - and an opportunity especially to see the characters of Marcus, Phoebe and Miriam [vampire lab colleague played by Aiysha Hart] develop - because there are big roles for them in Time's Convert," Ed told Good Housekeeping UK.

"It would definitely be something that would pique my interest... but whether it will happen, who knows. We're kept in the dark as actors. Or it could be a season four, it's definitely an option, I'll email the producers now!"

Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

Marcus and Phoebe's relationship will be a big focus in series two, which is split between the present day and Elizabethan London, where Matthew and Diana are on a mission to find a powerful guide to help Diana control her magic and the elusive Book of Life.

Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

Adelle explained that Phoebe being human adds a different dynamic amongst the world of demons, witches and vampires, and she's able to offer advice and guidance from a different perspective.

"I think Phoebe adds a different flavour, a different spice to the modern day world," Adelle explained. "She's a really important character for Marcus to meet, for his family. for the things he needs to research, and also as a love story and how that progresses. I think she comes in and has a real strength and determination to her that works for them.

She continued: "When the witches and vampires are around and talking about a major problem and they're going about the houses and Phoebe just comes in and says: 'Why don't you do this?' And they're like: 'Oh we hadn't thought of that'. It's coming from a different angle and perspective. And she allows all the humans in the viewers and the humans in herself to be amongst these creatures and everything seems so complex when you're a vampire. There's always drama!"

Sky Original A Discovery of Witches Series 2 is coming to Sky One and NOW TV on 8 January.

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