A Discovery of Witches is a television show from Britain. It is based on All Souls by Deborah Harkness. The very first season of A Discovery of Witches was released in September 2018. Since then, there hasn’t been a second season. Luckily for the fans of A Discovery of Witches, the show has officially been renewed for the second and even the third season. In this post, I’ll be discussing A Discovery of Witches Season 2 cast details and other important details. Also, spoilers regarding A Discovery of Witches are a part of this post, and this is a quick spoiler warning for all of you who don’t like spoiler content. Without delaying the post any more, let us begin discussing the topic.
The genre of this show is fantasy, romance, and also drama. So, what is this series all about? The main character here is Diana Bishop, who is a historian and a former witch. She discovers a manuscript that indeed has a lot of information regarding the magical world. In order to fully unravel the secrets, she again becomes a witch, and also, with the help of a fellow vampire known as Matthew Clairemont, she sets on a journey to explore the world of magic, and it keeps on throwing different challenges in front of them one after another.
Even though traditionally vampires and witches want to kill each other, this seems to be an exception from those matters. In the first season of the show, a total of eight episodes were released. Starting from 14 September 2018 to the finale on 02 November 2018. Now, let us talk about the cast of the second season.
A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Cast
There was a whole host of the cast that was involved in season 1, and most probably the same cast or most of them will be making their way back to the show. Following are these characters and cast details:
- Teresa Palmer plays the role of Diana Bishop
- Matthew Goode plays the role of Matthew Clairmont
- Edward Bluemel plays the role of Marcus Whitmore
- Louise Brealey plays the role of Gillian Chamberlain
- Malin Buska plays the role of Satu Järvinen
- Aiysha Hart plays the role of Miriam Shephard
- Owen Teale plays the role of Peter Knox
- Alex Kingston plays the role of Sarah Bishop
- Valarie Pettiford plays the role of Emily Mather
- Trevor Eve plays the role of Gerbert d’Aurillac
- Lindsay Duncan plays the role of Ysabeau de Clermont
- Tanya Moodie plays the role of Agatha Wilson
- Daniel Ezra plays the role of Nathaniel Wilson
- Freddie Thorpe plays the role of Matthieu Beny
- Greg McHugh plays the role of Hamish Osborne
- Aisling Loftus plays the role of Sophie Norman
- Elarica Johnson plays the role of Juliette Durand
- Gregg Chillin plays the role of Domenico Michele
- Trystan Gravelle plays the role of Baldwin Montclair
- Adetomiwa Edun plays the role of Sean
- Sorcha Cusack plays the role of Marthe
- Chloe Dumas plays the role of Meridiana
Now, let us discuss more details about A Discovery of Witches. Writers of the show in season 1 were Kate Brooke, Tom Farrelly, Charlene James, and Sarah Dollard. There were three main directors in the first season and they were Juan Carlos Medina, Alice Troughton, and Sarah Walker.
Executive producers of A Discovery of Witches have been previously Deborah Harkness, Jane Tranter, Ashley Pharoah, and Julie Gardner. There have been a total of three locations in which the show was shot in the first season, one was obviously England and Wales and on top of that Italy as well. The cinematography of this show in the first season was seen by Petra Korner.
The runtime of each episode of A Discovery of Witches season 1 was about 45 minutes, so it is expected that the new season will have a similar runtime as well. Production companies of A Discovery of Witches are Bad Wolf and Sky Productions. Distributors of the show are Sky Vision. Previously, the show was released via Sky One Network.
The show has reviewed a lot of favorable reviews as well. In 2018 A Discovery of Witches was nominated for Best New Drama category of awards at National Television Awards. First, it was part of the longlist and even made its way to the shortlist as well. Critics have had some positive responses for the show as well. A Discovery of Witches show has been praised for the way that it has adapted the show and directing and even the acting part as well.
Other various websites like Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic have also had some positive ratings for this show as well. Let us see what will happen in the second season of A Discovery of Witches when it comes out. So far no update has been confirmed for the Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches. Let us know your thoughts regarding A Discovery of Witches Season 2 cast and characters.