'A Discovery of Witches' Season 2 Will Air on AMC This June

(Photo: Sundance Now)

Mark your calendars, A Discovery of Witches fans. The series highly anticipated (and highly addictive) second season will come to an American cable network near you this June. 

After a successful run on AMC streaming platforms Sundance Now and Shudder, the popular supernatural romance will come to broadcast television on the flagship cable station, with its first two episodes airing back-to-back on Sunday, June 27 beginning at 7 pm ET. Subsequent episodes will air weekly on Sundays at 8 pm on AMC. 

The small-screen adaptation of Deborah Harkness' wildly popular All Souls Trilogy stars Teresa Palmer as talented witch Diana Bishop and Matthew Goode as her 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.

Season 2 finds the pair 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 continue their search for the elusive Book of Life.

Back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valarie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert (Trevor Eve), Knox (Owen Teale), Satu (Malin Buska) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin) 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.

The series' second season is packed with exciting guest stars, from Victoria's Tom Hughes as playwright Christopher Marlowe and James Purefoy as Philippe De Clermont, founder of the Congregation, and Matthew's stepfather. Awkward.

Watch the trailer for Season 2 below. 

A Discovery of Witches has already been renewed for a third and final season and filming is already complete. However, given the production logistics associated with the show, it won't air before early 2022 at the earliest.

Are you looking forward to finally seeing A Discovery of Witches Season 2? Sound off in the comments! 

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.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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