Season 2 of Sky One’s critically acclaimed British Fantasy television series ‘A Discovery of Witches’ finally has a confirmed release date! Read on to find out more!
Vampires, witches, romance, and drama – ‘A Discovery of Witches’ has it all! Based on a the “All Souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness, the fantasy romantic drama premiered with its first season on September 14th, 2018 consisting of eight episodes. The show is a more mature take on the paranormal romance genre and stars popular actors Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode in leading roles. Since its release, the series has amassed a huge following and even received exceptionally favourable reviews from critics. In November 2018, Sky One renewed ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for seasons 2 and 3. Two years after airing season 1, the network has finally announced that season 2 will be premiering on January 8th, 2021.
- ‘A Discovery of Witches’: A story of forbidden love
- The season 1 finale cliffhanger
- Season 2: Everything we know
‘A Discovery of Witches’: A story of forbidden love
The series follows Diana Bishop (Palmer), a historian who is born a witch but refuses to tap into her powers. One day she unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, a book that is being searched for by some of the most powerful supernatural creatures in the world. This discovery forces her to step into the realm of magic and uncover its secrets.
Matthew Clairmont (Goode), a vampire and geneticist, offers her help and the two fall in love despite the rule against vampire and witch unions. As the story unfolds, we get to know about Matthew and Diana’s pasts and villains who are hell-bent on tearing the two apart.
The series benefits from its intriguing story, commendable VFX, and breath-taking visuals, complemented by stellar performances of its cast members. It also stars Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, Trevor Eve and Lindsay Duncan in integral roles.
‘A Discovery of Witches’ has come as a breath of fresh air for lovers of the fantasy genre as the series delivers on being a show that is dramatic and thrilling. After a super successful season 1, the show is set to return with season 2.
The season 1 finale cliffhanger
Season 1 was nothing short of incredible and ended on a cliffhanger that left viewers begging for more! It focused on Diana falling in love with Matthew and learning from him to use and control her powers better. In the final episode, Diana holds Matthew’s hand to jump time in order to escape the Congregation but ends up sending him alone back in time. This left the audiences with several questions about their fates.
Season 2: Everything we know
The trailer for season 2 is out and it looks absolutely electrifying! Diana and Matthew are seen in the 1590s (Elizabethan England). Matthew is reflecting on things he has done in his past and warning Diana to stay away from him because he is dangerous. Diana is shown to be sure that he won’t hurt her no matter what happens. The trailer promises a power struggle like no other. Season 2 will also be introducing new characters such as Christopher Marlowe, a playwright and Matthew’s friend, Matthew’s nephew Gallowglass played by Steven Cree along with James Purefoy as Philippe de Clermont, Matthew’s stepfather.
Season 2 is all set to release on January 8th, 2021 on Sky One and on January 9th, 2021 on Sundance Now and will consist of 10 episodes. The upcoming season will set the pace for the subsequent season 3 which is already in line for development. Teresa Palmer has expressed her excitement over the upcoming season saying,
“It’s pretty mind-blowing, to be honest. I had no idea that that’s how it works, and then I found out later that that’s not typically how it works … Really, it’s the fans that did it for us. The passion and the excitement and the feedback has been mind-blowing. We had no idea that it would have this kind of impact from people …”
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