Produced in Britain, A Discovery of Witches series is based on All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The fantasy, romance-drama, was named after the first book in the Trilogy. The series first premiered in the UK on SKY ONE TV channel in September 2018, and the first season had eight episodes. The reception was quite impressive, and Sky One renewed it for the second and third season. The second season will air in January 2021 with ten episodes.
A Discovery of Witches Storyline:
The story revolves around Diana Bishop, a reluctant witch, and historian who discovers a bewitched manuscript in the Bodleian Library. Her discovery makes her get back to the magic world to unravel secrets the library holds about magical beings. A mysterious geneticist and vampire offer to help her despite a known long-held mistrust between vampires and witches. The two form an alliance geared towards protecting the book and solving all mysteries and threats hidden from the creature world.
A Discovery of witches season 2 release date:
Interestingly, A Discovery of Witches was done filming by January 2020, and it was set for release within the year. Unfortunately, COVID 19 restrictions slowed everything as most production houses shut down. SKY TV, however, confirmed that the series would be ready for release on 8th January 2021. Indeed, we can only be patient and wait until next year.
CONFIRMED: #ADiscoveryOfWitches Series 2. January 2021.
— Sky TV (@skytv) August 6, 2020
A discovery of Witches season 2 Cast:
The storyline from season 1 is expected to continue in season 2. Therefore, we should expect a good number of cast members to grace our screens for a second time. There is no doubt that the main cast will be coming back. There is also likely to be new additions to the series to help build on the plot. As of now, we can say for sure that these actors and actresses will be showing up for season 2:
- Matthew Clairmont as Terresa Matthew Goode.
- Alex Kingston as Sarah Bishop
- Valarie Pettiford as Emily Mather
- Daniel Ezra as Nathaniel Wilson,
- Aisling Loftus as Sophie Norman,
- Aiysha Hart as Miriam Shephard,
- Edward Bluemel as Marcus Whitmore.
- Tom Hughes as Kit Marlowe,
- Michael Jibson as Emperor Rudolf II,
- Steven Cree as Gallowgas De Clermont,
A Discovery of Witches Season expected plot:
We are all waiting for the season 2 trailer to get a glimpse of what to expect. However, we expect that the season will follow the second book in the Trilogy titled Shadow of Night. The season will most likely be set in the Elizabethan era and will reveal a lot about Diana’s life and Ashmole 782. There is no doubt the plot will be full of thrilling adventures and new challenges faced by witch Diana and Vampire Matthew.