Sky One Announces ‘A Discovery Of Witches’ Season 2 To Premiere January 2021
The much anticipated Season 2 of ‘A Discovery Of Witches‘ will premiere in January 2021 Sky One has announced.
Adapted from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, ‘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.
Season 1 of drama starred 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 threw 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.
In the second season, Matthew and Diana are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London where 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 witch-hunter 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.
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’).
When Season 1 launched back in September 2018, the Sky original production, produced by Bad Wolf, was the biggest drama on Sky One that year, bewitching nearly two million fans. Whilst it has been a long wait for Season 2, the drama has already been renewed for a 3rd Season, bringing to life the remaining stories from the trilogy.
‘A Discovery Of Witches‘ Season 2 premieres January 2021 (day/time TBC) on Sky One and NOW TV. For the US, the series will air on Sundance TV & Shudder soon after the UK premiere.
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