A Discovery of Witches Overview & Latest News
A Discovery of Witches is a British 60 minute scripted supernatural television series, which kicked off on September 14, 2018, on Sky 1 and is broadcast every Friday at 21:00. The show is currently in its 1st season.
Sky 1 has officially confirmed the renewal of A Discovery of Witches for Season 2. The exact release date is yet to be announced so far. Sign up to track it down.
Brilliant historian Diana Bishop is a witch denying her own heritage. But when she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford's Bodleian library, one that was thought by the creatures to be lost and could answer the mysteries of their existence, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery -- and into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont.
Matthew is driven to solve the looming threat of the creatures' decline and extinction, but their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands -- and their deepening relationship -- threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species.
November 5, 2018 - On heels of Sky UK's greenlight announcement for second and third seasons of the captivating series "A Discovery of Witches," Sundance Now, AMC Networks' direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high-quality dramas and crime thrillers, and SHUDDER, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, has confirmed the acquisition of both seasons. The first season is set to premiere on both the services in U.S. and Canada on January 17, 2019.
In the second season Matthew (Emmy(R)-nominated Matthew Goode, "Downton Abbey") and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) are 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 the present day, Diana's beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valerie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch-hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew's mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. Gerbert (Trevor Eve), Knox (Owen Teale), Satu (Malin Buska) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin) 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.
MAGICAL NEWS: We're absolutely thrilled to announce @ADiscoveryOfWTV Series 2 AND 3 have both been confirmed!! So there'll be plenty more of THIS to look forward to. ❤️❤️ #ADiscoveryOfWitches @teresapalmer #MatthewGoode @DebHarkness pic.twitter.com/y4M0b9tDX8— Sky One (@SkyOne) November 2, 2018