First Image of Alex Kingston in A Discovery of Witches

Announced last year, River Song herself, Alex Kingston will star in supernatural romance drama, A Discovery of Witches, and now there’s a new image of the cast of Sky One’s new drama.

As the Radio Times reports, Kingston will play Sarah Bishop, the aunt of series protagonist Diana (played by Teresa Palmer) and a powerful witch and fierce protector of her family. Pictured alongside the pair is her partner Emily “Em” Mather (Valarie Pettiford), with the pair raising Palmer’s character Diana after her parents pass away.

The series focuses on Diana, who is forced back into the magical world after discovering a mysterious book, putting her at the centre of a centuries-old struggle between warring supernatural forces – including a charming vampire called Matthew Clairmont (played by Matthew Goode).

A Discovery of Witches, which is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness, was filmed in Cardiff’s Bad Wolf studios earlier this year and was executive produced by Deborah Harkness and former Doctor Who execs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.

Speaking to the Radio Times last year, Kingston said:

“I’m thrilled to be working again with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.

“They brought me into Doctor Who and introduced me to Cardiff! And I am back again… A home from home, with a terrific cast and crew.”

A Discovery of Witches will be broadcast on Sky 1 later this year.