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‘No wands or broomsticks’: how TV is reinventing the modern-day witch | Film

Domino Day is a thoroughly modern witch. As well as coping with being a contemporary witch in modern-day Manchester, with a mysterious coven on her tail, she is also navigating the world of love, and is a frequent user of dating apps – but often to hunt victims rather than to find her Mr Right. The television series, which takes its title from its heroine, hits BBC Three and iPlayer later this month, and is one of a number of TV programmes slated for this year with a focus on witches. Last week saw the release of Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale in the US, adapted from the 2020 novel by VV James. Despite being set in the author’s native Britain, the new thriller series about a world where witchcraft is out in the open has only been broadcast by AMC (home of The Walking Dead) in the US, and is not yet scheduled for a British streaming or TV service. One of the big hits of late last year was, again courtesy of AMC, The …