Sky Renews ‘A Discovery of Witches’ For 2 More Seasons!
Sky will be discovering a lot more witches over the next few years, as the UK broadcaster renews ‘A Discovery of Witches‘ for Seasons 2 and 3!
A Discovery Of Witches’ is a contemporary love story set against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, but in a world where a handful of witches, vampires, and demons live and work unseen amongst humans, hiding in plain sight.
Adapted from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, the Sky original production, which launched in September and was produced by Bad Wolf, was the biggest drama on Sky One this year, bewitching nearly two million fans. Seasons two and three will be returning to the channel and NOW TV, bringing to life the remaining stories from the trilogy.
Season 1 of drama stars Teresa Palmer (‘Hacksaw Ridge’, ‘Point Break’) as brilliant academic and historian Diana Bishop, a reluctant witch denying her heritage. The discovery of a manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library throws her into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of enigmatic geneticist Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode – ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘The Good Wife’), who we discover also has a dark family secret: he is a vampire.
“Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew,” commented Anne Mensah, Sky’s head of drama. “We can’t wait for the show’s fans to continue the journey with seasons two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold.”
In the second season, Matthew and Diana are 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.
Back in the present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah and Em, must take shelter with notorious witchhunter Ysabeau de Clermont at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus and Miriam take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel and Sophie, whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert, Knox, Satu and Domenico 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.
“Given how warmly the first season was received, I’m thrilled that we will continue with the story of the All Souls Trilogy for two more seasons,” adds Deborah Harkness, Author and Executive Producer. “There is so much to look forward to as we travel into Matthew’s past and delve further into the mysteries surrounding Diana’s power and Ashmole 782.”
Season 2 will also see the return of Owen Teale (‘Game of Thrones’), Alex Kingston (‘Doctor Who’), Lindsay Duncan (‘The Honourable Woman’), Valarie Pettiford (‘Half & Half’), Edward Bluemel (‘The Commuter’), Aiysha Hart (‘Line of Duty’), Trevor Eve (‘Waking the Dead’), Malin Buska (‘The Girl King’) and Gregg Chillin (‘Being Human’).
Season 1 of ‘A Discovery of Witches‘ can be found on NOW TV and Sky On Demand.