'A Discovery of Witches' Season 2 is Set to Premiere in January

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Fantasy romance A Discovery of Witches is headed back to our screens in 2021. 

Season 2 will premiere on January 8 in the U.K. on Sky One and Now TV, before arriving in the U.S. just one day later on January 9, via streaming platforms Sundance Now and Shudder.

The series, based on Deborah Harkness's popular All Souls Trilogy, stars Teresa Palmer and The Crown alum Matthew Goode as witch Diana Bishop and 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairemont. Diana, a descendant of the Salem witches, must embrace the magic in her blood when she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript. And the forbidden romance that blossoms between the two puts them in the crosshairs of an interspecies magical war.

The second season will follow Matthew and Diana will be primarily set in the past - Elizabethan England, to be exact - following the pair's trip back in time at the end of Season 1. There, the search for the Book of Life continues, as Diana works to gain control of her powers under the tutelage of a powerful witch. Victoria fans, keep an eye out for star Tom Hughes, as playwright Kit Marlowe, and James Purefory will play Philippe De Clermont, founder of the Congregation and Matthew's stepfather. Awkward.

In the present day, their friends Gerbert, Knox, Satu, and Domenico are trying to find out what happened, while, aunts Sarah and Em are living with infamous witchhunter Ysabeau de Clermont. 

Watch the Season 2 trailer for yourselves below.

#ADiscoveryOfWitches OFFICIAL season 2 trailer!!! @DebHarkness @ADiscoveryOfWTV @skytv @Shudder https://t.co/zX2rCoxZwC

— Sundance Now (@sundance_now) October 10, 2020

The cast recently appeared remotely at this year's virtual version of New York Comic Con to dish a bit about the new season, and you can watch their panel in full online. 

A Discovery of Witches has already been renewed for a third season, and filming has recently resumed after some coronavirus-related issues

Though Season 2 is premiering on a pair of premium streaming platforms, the series' first season did air on BBC America after its exclusive online window has passed. So keep an eye out there, if you're not particularly interested in subscribing to another service. 

Are you looking forward to more A Discovery of Witches? Why or why not?


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

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