A Discovery of Witches was among the best shows of last year. The show is produced by Sky One, and it is based on Deborah Harkness’s novels. The first season of the show attracted two million viewers. Due to the high number of viewers, Sky had to decide whether to renew the show or not. In the end, it was a fairly easy decision for them. The show has been renewed for two more seasons, and it will follow the second and third books, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.
Susie Conklin (Cranford, The Musketeers) and Sarah Dollard (Doctor Who, Being Human) will be working on the script for the second season. Conklin is also working as an executive producer along with Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Lachlan MacKinnon, and Harkness.
It hasn’t revealed when the second season is going air. The first season of A Discovery of Witches aired in September 2018. So, it will be very likely that we will get the second season towards the end of 2019 or in the first half of 2020. The fans will be hoping for the former as the wait for the new season is among the worst things in the world.
Moving on to the cast of the second season. The main cast will be back for the new season of A Discovery of Witches. Here is the cast:
Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop
Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont
Edward Bluemel as Marcus Whitmore
Malin Buska as Satu Järvinen
Louise Brealey as Gillian Chamberlain
Aiysha Hart as Miriam Shephard
Alex Kingston as Sarah Bishop
Owen Teale as Peter Knox
Trevor Eve as Gerbert d’Aurillac
Valarie Pettiford as Emily Mather
Lindsay Duncan as Ysabeau de Clermont
The second season of the show will be available in the UK on Sky One and NOW TV. The people in the US got the first season of the show January 17, 2019. The show is available on streaming sites Sundance Now and Shudder.
There isn’t much information about the plot of the second season. However, if you really want to know what happens in the second season, you can simply buy the second book of Harkness.
Updated on March 17, 2019: The production of the upcoming season of the show is set to begin in the month of June 2019. Teresa Palmer’s pregnancy will see her joining the cast of the show a bit later than usual. That may cause a slight delay. As of now, Sky One hasn’t confirmed afor the next season of A Discovery of Witches. However, we expect it to air in late 2019, or early 2020.
Updated on 8 April 2019:
We are still on the same state where we last reported, although the month has changed. We are in April, and we still do not have much to talk. However, we do know that the show has been renewed for not only second season, but also the third season. Which means, there is a lot to be seen yet in the story.
Additionally, the story will be based on two other books, named Shadow of Night and The Book of Life, and it would be interesting how the story evolves. We are still expecting a late 2019 release, but we would not be surprised if we cannot get any new episodes until 2019.