Today we will be finding answers to the most critical questions regarding the Discovery of Witches season 2. But before we find answers to those questions, let us first know some facts about the show that will help us better understand what we can expect from the second season of the show.
A Discovery of Witches is a fantasy and romancedrama. It is a British TV show that was initially aired on the 14th of September, 2018. It pictures a world in which supernatural creatures like the witches, vampires, and daemons exist alongside humans. Also, all of the supernatural beings exist as ordinary civilians and are employed in jobs just like humans.
A Discovery of witches’ TV show is based on a novel that goes by a similar name, which is, in turn, the first part of “All souls” trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, a best-selling author. This show is about a witch and historian Diana Bishop, played by actress and producer Teresa Palmer, who discovers a magical and mysterious manuscript inside a book in a library. This manuscript is considered very powerful and mysterious, and this is the reason why many supernaturals all around the globe are in a hunt to get it.
Matthew Clairmont, who is played by the actor Matthew Goode who played the role of Hugh Alexander in “The Imitation Game,” a movie about Sir Alan Turing. Matthew Clairmont is a 1500-year-old vampire and a Biochemistry professor in Britain. He is also in search of the divine manuscript (to secure the vampire race) and meets Teresa Palmer after she discovers the manuscript.
Teresa embarks on a mission to know the mysteries the book holds and protect it from other supernaturals coming for it. Clairmont assists her in this mission even though vampires and witches don’t get along so much.
This was how the first season started.
The show was aired on Sky One network and consisted of eight episodes. The episodes of the show had an average running time of 45 minutes, which made them neither too lengthy nor too short. It was very successful and became the most-watched show on the Sky One network. It got good ratings both on IMDb(8.1/10) and on rotten tomatoes(94%).
Because the first season was such amazing fans and critics have been waiting for A Discovery of Witches season 2 very eagerly. And it seems like their wait is about to end as the team of the show has declared that there will be a second season of the show and that its shootings have been completed.
The second season would be based on the book Shadow of the night, which is the second book of the “All souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
Let us know more about A Discovery of Witches Season 2
The director-Thesecond season is directed by Juan Carlos Medina, Alice Troughton, and Sarah Walker.
Writer-The writers of this season are Sarah Dollard, who is famous for her works in Doctor Who and Being Human and Susie Conklin, who has worked in famous TV shows like The Musketeers, Cranford, etc.
Producers-The producers of the second season are Jane Tranter, Ashley Pharaoh, Julie Gardner, and the author of “All Souls,” Deborah Harkness herself.
Production company-The production companies responsible for making this much-awaited show are Sky Productions and Bad Wolf.
Distributor-And it will be distributed by Sky Vision company.
Release Date: When Will a Discovery of Witches Season 2 Release?
Though it is clear that the second season of the TV show is about to release, the actual date has not been announced.
The shootings of the show began before July 2019, and Teresa Palmer joined the shoot after July 2019 due to her pregnancy. By the end of December 2019, shootings in the UK had ended, and then shootings in Italy started.
The team has announced that the act the part of the show has been completed and which gives an idea that the things left are editing and other stuff and that we might be able to watch the show by September 2020in the UK and by the end of 2020 in the rest of the world. This might sigh relief to many fans and critics who are eagerly waiting for the second season to be aired.
Trailer Release: is the Trailer for a Discovery of Witches Season 2 Out Yet?
Sadly, the trailer for A Discovery of Witches Season 2 has not been released yet. Also, even the teaser is not out yet. Usually, the trailers are out a month before the show goes on air. So, the trailer may release by the end of July or in mid-August, or we can be surprised by the early release of the trailer and the show than expected.
Let us keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
If you search for the trailer of A Discovery of Witches Season 2, chances are you might find some results. But these are false trailers made by fans and have no credibility. These trailers will contain only predictions that may or may not happen. For the official trailer, we have just to do one thing- wait.
Now let us look at what the casting of A Discovery of Witches Season 2 looks like.
Cast: Who Will Play What?
The cast of A Discovery of Witches Season 2 will be, more or less, the same. The cast of the show has many members, and it is a very long list.
The character of the protagonist, witch Diana Brook will be played by actress Teresa Palmer. Matthew Goode will play the 1500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont’s character.
Owen Teale from Games of Thrones will play Peter Knox, Alex Kingston from Doctor Who will play Sarah Bishop, Diana’s aunt.
Edward Bluemel will play Marcus Whitmore’s character, Louis Brealey is going to play Gillian Chamberlain, Malin Buska will be playing the character of Satu Jaruinem. Lindsay Duncan will play Ysabeau de ‘Clermont, vampire Matthew Clairmont’s mother, and Aiysha Hart will play the role of Miriam Shephard.
Now that we know the cast of the TV show. Let us see what will be in the plot of this new season and what this will provide its fans and viewers with.
Plot: What Will Happen in a Discovery of Witches Season 2?
As already mentioned, this season of the show will be based on the second season of the “All Souls” literary trilogy, which is A shadow of Life. So we can get a picture of what could happen or how things would go in the second season by reading the second book of the trilogy. It will be based in London that was during the Elizabethan era, full of spies and stuff.
The protagonists Diana Brook and Matthew Clairmont, will be shown in Elizabethan London, searching for a strange and unknown witch. She could help Diana in controlling her power and witchy abilities and teach her more about her kind.
This new season like the previous season, will be full of drama, romance, adventure, fantasy, and yes, loads of supernatural stuff. The actress has confirmed that the new season of A Discovery of Witches will be more adventurous, thrilling, exciting than the previous season, and will contain a lot of action and a lot of surprises and mysteries.
We will be able to witness an increase in the romance between the two protagonists,i.e., Diana Brook and Matthew Clairmont. They will be able to understand each other better in this season. They will get two know more about each other. Also, because the vampire( Matthew Clairmont) has a more exceptional experience because he has lived for more than a thousand years, we will be able to learn about his mysteries and experiences. We will also witness the dark or shadowed portion of his 1500-year-old Life.
The team has confirmed that this new season will contain more drama, more twists, more emotions, and of course, more of the supernatural stuff. There will be intense action on both sides of the time that is during the Elizabethan Era and at present.
There is some good news for the fans of A Discovery of Witches all around the globe, the second season of this show will contain a total of 10 episodes which means this season will have two more episodes as compared to the first season of the tv show. This means that the fans can spend more time with the characters, they can see more of what the show has to offer and hence, this new season will get more time and reason to break records.
This new season will be aired by Sky One, just like the previous season. It will also be available on the OTT platforms like Amazon Prime for the international audience.
Episodes in this season will also have an average running time of 45-50 minutes.
The show will be released in 2D format and be available to the viewers in High Definition.
There is some more exciting news for the fans of the TV show. The shoemakers, while announcing season 2 of the show, also announced that there would be a season 3 of A Discovery of Witches. This is more than enough to make the fans of A Discovery of Witches go all jolly and happy. What’s more relaxing than an assurance that there will be a third season of your favorite TV show which has not been back on TV after the first season?
Like the season 1 and 2 are based on the 1st and 2nd book of “All Souls” trilogy,i.e., ADiscovery of Witches ( 1st book) and Shadow of Life ( 2nd book ). The third season will be based on the third book of the trilogy, which is The Book of Life. The Season 3 will release within a quick interval after the release of A Discovery of WitchesSeason 2 (A very relaxing news).
But this also comes along with some sad news for many fans out there. Because the Show A Discovery of Witches is wholly based on the three books of ” All Souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness, the third season might be the last season of the TV show. So, the third season might be the last time we will get to witness the air show.
But there still are two seasons to go before we say goodbye to our vampire/professor Matthew Clairmont and witch/historian Diana Brook.
And if the show can create sufficient buzz, then the creators might get forced into the idea of whether to revive the show after the third season or not? So, ultimately, it all depends upon the show. Let’s just hope that the upcoming seasons will be as good as the previous one or be even better.
There might be many changes in the second season, which cannot be predicted as the trailers are not out yet. But if someone is eager to know what could happen in the story, what the storyline would be like etc. then they can read the books of the “All Souls” trilogy.
Also, the people who like to read books and watch movies and shows that are based on them or are similar, then A Discovery of Witches is the best show for them.
And if you haven’t watched the show yet, you surely are missing on a lot of things. They can watch season 1 until season 2 is not released. Those who have already watched season 1 can watch it again to understand things and events better-taking place in the second season and also can get more excited about the upcoming season.