A Discovery of Witches Season 2 will have its North American premiere on Sundance Now and Shudder on Saturday, January 9, 2021. A new episode will premiere every following Saturday. Scroll down to watch the trailer for the second season!
Season 2 of the supernatural thriller will also be available within the AMC+ bundle just one day after its UK Premiere on January 8.
Adapted from Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, the 10-part second season finds Matthew (Goode) and Diana (Palmer) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London.
They must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life.
In Elizabethan London, Matthew and Diana’s romance faces a barrage of new threats. Diana’s unleashed magic takes a dark and frightening turn, while Matthew struggles to re-inhabit the dangerous life he led over four centuries ago.
They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together and find a way back to present day.
While Matthew and Diana hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston, Doctor Who, ER) and Em (Valarie Pettiford, Half & Half), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan, The Honourable Woman) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours.
Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel, Killing Eve) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart, Line of Duty) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra, All American) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus, War & Peace), whose pregnancy is advancing.
And Gerbert (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead), Knox (Owen Teale, Game of Thrones), Satu (Malin Buska, The Girl King) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin, Da Vinci’s Demons) 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.
Made by Bad Wolf Productions, A Discovery of Witches has been adapted for screen by Pete McTighe (Doctor Who) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers), who are also executive producers. The co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and Lachlan MacKinnon are executive producers along with Deborah Harkness and Farren Blackburn.
Farren Blackburn (The Innocents), Philippa Langdale (Harlots) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) are the directors.
Filming took place in South Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice. The first season of the series became available in January 2019 on AMC Networks’ services such as AMC Premiere, Shudder, and Sundance Now.
“Thanks to the critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive audience response to A Discovery of Witches, the series has found a new legion of fans. We are thrilled to bring it to a wider audience and pair it with Killing Eve on both AMC and BBC AMERICA,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Entertainment Networks, previously.
“This is a great example of our cross-network strategy; to expose our series to new audiences across our ecosystem of networks and streaming services.”
The series will return for a third season as well on Sky and the AMC Networks services.