A Discovery of Witches Season 2
Was A Discovery of Witches cancelled or renewed for season 2? When does it start on Sundance Now? Who will be returning for the new season? In this post, we have summarized everything we know so far about the next season.
What Is A Discovery of Witches About?
Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he’s a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
“A Discovery of Witches” is a fantasy series based on the similarly-named novel of the “All Souls” trilogy, written by Deborah Harkness. Reluctant witch/historian Diana Bishop discovers a bewitched manuscript in the Bodleian library. As she attempts to unravel the secrets this book holds about magical creatures, she is forced back into the world of magic, full of vampires, daemons, witches and forbidden love. Forming an unlikely alliance, geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont helps Diana to attempt to protect the book and solve the riddles within, while at the same time dodging threats from the magical creature world.
“Now, in Season 2, they’ll tackle the past as they navigate Elizabethan Europe after traveling back in time. In search of the Book of Life, Matthew and Diana must keep a low profile as she looks for a powerful witch teacher to help control her magic.”
Sky One released a teaser for the second season of the series, which is returning to Sky One, 8 January 2021.
A Discovery Of Witches season 3 has resumed filming after a brief delay due to a positive COVID test. The show paused production on October 8 and has since got up and running again, with affected crew self-isolating. A Sky spokesperson said: “A Discovery Of Witches S3 production was temporarily suspended with affected crew self-isolating. However, since 8th October we have now resumed production, after following the various guidelines and safety protocols.”
The highly anticipated supernatural thriller returns
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, Season 2 Exclusive North American Premiere on Sundance Now and Shudder on Saturday, January 9, 2021
One day after the UK Premiere, With a new episode premiering every following Saturday
Starring Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) and Emmy-nominated Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey)
Featuring stunning lead performances from Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), the most successful series in Sundance Now’s history, supernatural thriller A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, Season 2 makes its highly anticipated US and Canadian premiere on AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and one of Sky One’s biggest dramas, A Discovery of Witches, Season 2 will be available to stream exclusively on Sundance Now and Shudder, including their offerings within the AMC+ bundle, beginning Saturday, January 9, 2021, just one day after its UK Premiere, with a new episode available every following Saturday. Adapted from Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, the 10-part second season finds Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London – here they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Sundance Now is AMC Networks’ premiere streaming service for engrossing true crime, heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world. AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural.
In Elizabethan London, Matthew and Diana’s romance faces a barrage of new threats. Diana’s unleashed magic takes a dark and frightening turn, while Matthew struggles to re-inhabit the dangerous life he led over four centuries ago. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together and find a way back to present day.
While Matthew and Diana hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston, Doctor Who, ER) and Em (Valarie Pettiford, Half & Half), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan, The Honourable Woman) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel, Killing Eve) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart, Line of Duty) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra, All American) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus, War & Peace), whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead), Knox (Owen Teale, Game of Thrones), Satu (Malin Buska, The Girl King) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin, Da Vinci’s Demons) are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.
Also starring James Purefoy (Rome, Pennyworth), Steven Cree (Outlander), and Adelle Leonce (Black Mirror) as new characters introduced in Season 2.
Made by Bad Wolf Productions, A Discovery of Witches has been adapted for screen by Pete McTighe (Doctor Who) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers), who are also executive producers. The co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and Lachlan MacKinnon are executive producers along with Deborah Harkness and Farren Blackburn. Farren Blackburn (The Innocents), Philippa Langdale (Harlots) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) are the directors. Filming took place in South Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice.
Exclusive North American Premiere: Saturday, January 9, 2021 on Sundance Now and Shudder
Episodes: 10 (A new ep available every Saturday)
The last episode of the series was released on November 2, 2018 in the US.
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A Discovery of Witches Season 2 TrailerSundance Now released the official promo/trailer for season 2.
|Show Name||A Discovery of Witches|
|Network||Sky 1 Sundance Now|
|Status||Premiere Date Set|
|Series Cast||Gregg Chillin Matthew Goode Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Gregg Chillin Teresa Palmer Valarie Pettiford|