Two lesbian witches are about to take over your TV – and we’re so here for it.

A Discovery of Witches, which is coming to Sky 1 later this year, will feature Sarah Bishop, a powerful lesbian witch played by Doctor Who and Arrow star Alex Kingston.

Together with her partner, another witch called Emily Mather, Sarah raises her niece Diana, teaching her how to use her powers to fight in a centuries-old struggle between supernatural beings.

Diana Bishop (Sky 1)

The show, which is based on Deborah Harkness’s bestselling book of the same name, will also include enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont, played by Downton Abbey‘s Matthew Goode.

Jane Tranter, executive producer of the Bad Wolf production company, said: “A Discovery of Witches is a bold contemporary love story beautifully adapted by Kate Brooke from the books by Deborah Harkness.

“We can’t wait to introduce fans of the novels to our cast and to bring in a whole new audience to these extraordinary stories.”

Matthew Good and Teresa Palmer (Sky 1)

Thankfully you won’t have to wait until later this year, as you can already see multiple lesbian and bisexual women on TV, with the medium starting to catch up with society.

In March, US channel Freeform launched Siren, a show about a bisexual mermaid called Ryn who appears in a small fishing town and starts laying waste to its inhabitants and their relationships.


At one point, Ryn – who transforms at will between being a human and a sea creature – kisses marine biologist Maddie Bishop, played by Fola Evans-Akingbola.

Thunder (The CW)

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