Based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, the first season of A Discovery of Witches has just concluded, and Sky has handed the fantasy series a two-season renewal. Worlds collide when Dr Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a witch, and Matthew de Clairmont (Matthew Goode), a vampire, form an uneasy alliance in a bid to save the world.
Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah made the announcement;
“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.”
Executive Producer Jane Tranter added;
“We were absolutely thrilled that A Discovery of Witches was such a hit with viewers. There was a real sense of community throughout the run as fans old and new joined together to watch each week. We cannot wait to continue the journey with them and, as the show continues to sell around the world, bring a global fanbase to these engaging and fascinating characters.”
A Discovery of Witches is the first part of the trilogy and the second season will take its inspiration from the second book Shadow of Night. The second season finds Matthew and Diana hiding in 16th Century London as they attempt to find a powerful witch who may hold the key to locating the Book of Life. As a total newbie to this franchise having not read any of the books, the series was a pleasant surprise. Some fans of the books don't seem as happy about certain elements, but for the most part, the show has been well received. A Discovery of Witches will return to Sky late 2019.