A Discovery of Witches is a British television program based on the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, named after the first book in the trilogy. It is produced by Bad Wolf and Sky Productions and stars Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, and Valarie Pettiford.
The first series of A Discovery of Witches premiered in the UK on Sky One on 14 September 2018 and consisted of eight episodes. In November 2018, Sky One renewed A Discovery of Witches for a second and third series. Though it has been more than a year yet we have no idea as to when the next season will premiere. And I might add with the abrupt ending to season 1 we are all curious to know what happens in the next seasons. (Anyone who has read the books might give some spoilers).
Sarah Dollard (Doctor Who, Being Human) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers, Cranford), were tasked with writing the second season, and Conklin has also been acting as executive producer alongside Bad Wolf production company co-founders Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, as well as Lachlan MacKinnon and Harkness herself. The next two seasons will be based on Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.
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Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah added: “Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew. We can’t wait for the show’s fans to continue the journey with seasons two and three, become more enchanted by the characters, and watch the magic further unfold.”
“Given how warmly the season was received, I’m thrilled that we will be continuing with the story of the All Souls Trilogy,” said Harkness. “There is so much to look forward to as we travel into Matthew’s past and delve further into the mysteries surrounding Diana’s power and Ashmole 782.”
According to Sky, the series will return in 2020, but there’s no word on exactly when we can expect it.
Palmer told Collider that she began filming in July, with the rest of the cast starting earlier because she was having a baby.
“It was funny, the reaction of some of the fans, when I announced my pregnancy,” she said.”Everyone was like, ‘But what does this mean for Season two?!’ Fear not, it’s still happening!”
So while in self-quarantine why not finish reading the books while we wait for the season.