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A Discovery of Witches - A Chat (feat. Jane Tranter)

A Discovery of Witches - A Chat (feat. Jane Tranter)

Update: 2021-03-21


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Jane Tranter, co-founder of Bad Wolf Productions, and the British super-producer behind the likes of “His Dark Materials,” “The Night Of,” “Succession,” and (listed last, but certainly NOT regarded least) “A Discovery of Witches,” agreed to a sit-down with us; we discussed all sorts of things regarding the production of ADOW Season 2. From the challenges related to COVID-19, to her overall vision for the series, we covered a lot of ground. Yes ... we even asked her to drop hints about Season 3. SHE DID!

Recorded on the 10th of March, 2021

Full show notes:

In this episode:

By the question/topic . . .

  • (01:39 ) How did COVID affect the finishing of season two and working on season three?
  • (13:40 ) Why A Discovery of Witches? You personally have been attached to this project for longer than Bad Wolf has been in existence. What is it about these books for you?
  • (19:41 ) How different was it attracting talent for season two versus season one?
  • (26:22 ) How do you decide what the shape of your story is?
  • (30:43 ) What is the process of going from book to script to screen?
  • (37:45 ) Do you have a favorite adaptation choice in this story?
  • (41:00 ) Reasons for the adaption choice of Kit Marlowe's scene w/ Diana in episode 1 (S2).
  • (43:43 ) The elevation of female voices in the writer's room.
  • (44:56 ) Hints for Season 3?
  • (48:40 ) Advice from 2021 Jane to 2017 Jane.
  • (52:01 ) Fandom reactions to Jane's various adaptations over time/how she perceives fandom acceptance/rejection over different choices.
  • (54:14 ) Is there a dream project? A book for a future adaptation?
  • (54:37 ) What's on Jane's nightstand right now?
  • (58:22 ) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page.
  • (59:52 ) Last thoughts/Outro.

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* Intro music: "Ghost Dance" (edited down to second chorus) by Kevin Macleod, licensed for use by Creative Commons.

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* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voice-over by Devyn Grendell  

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A Discovery of Witches - A Chat (feat. Jane Tranter)

A Discovery of Witches - A Chat (feat. Jane Tranter)