AMC announced today that A Discovery of Witches Season 2 begins its network television encore on AMC with the first two episodes airing back-to-back on Sunday, June 27 at 7 pm ET/ 6c. You can watch the trailer for the second season using the player below.
In addition to the premiere date, AMC says that subsequent episodes of the season will air weekly on Sundays at 8pm ET/7c.
New guest stars featured in these episodes include James Purefoy (Rome, Pennyworth) as Philippe de Clermont, Steven Cree (Outlander) as Gallowglass de Clermont, Adelle Leonce (Black Mirror) as Phoebe Taylor and Sheila Hancock (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) as Goody Alsop, among others.
“A Discovery of Witches is an addictive, fantasy-filled series which has become a top performer across our SVODs, and we’re thrilled to introduce the show to a wider audience by giving viewers the opportunity to sample it with a traditional linear viewing experience or indulge in binging the series on our streaming platforms,” said Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming of AMC Networks.
Adapted from Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, the 10-part second season finds Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey) 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 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.
A Discovery of Witches Season 2 remains one of the most popular shows in the history of Sundance Now.
On Shudder, A Discovery of Witches is one of the most watched scripted series to date in 2021 and has among the highest social engagement for any scripted series.
A Discovery of Witches is executive produced by Deborah Harkness, Lachlan MacKinnon (MI-5), Anna Ferguson (Normal People) and Anne Mensah (Chernobyl) for Sky, and Jane Trantor (Succession) and Julie Gardner (Doctor Who) for Bad Wolf.
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AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and new series 61st Street, Kevin Can F**k Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus.