AMC Networks has announced it has picked up the recently released Sky One series A Discovery of Witches for another two seasons on both Shudder & Sundance Now. The show, based on the All Souls trilogy of novels by author Deborah Harkness, originally launched in September on UK-based Sky One and, as we reported last month, premieres Thursday, January 17th on both Shudder & Sundance Now.
Sky Head of Drama Anne Mensah stated: “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 season two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold.”
Bad Wolf Ltd. Executive Producer Jane Tranter said: “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 fan base to these engaging and fascinating characters.”
Author & Executive Producer Deborah Harkness added: “Given how warmly the season was received, I’m thrilled that we will be continuing with the story of the All Souls trilogy. 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.”
SundanceTV & Sundance Now General Manager Jan Diedrichsen said: “With A Discovery of Witches being so well received at the sneak peek screening this year at New York Comic Con, we know fans will absolutely love the first season, and we are excited to continue this thrilling journey with Sky.”
The show’s second season is written by Sarah Dollard & Susie Conklin and stars Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston, Valerie Pettiford, Lindsay Duncan, Edward Bluemel, Aiysha Hart, Daniel Ezra, Aisling Loftus, Trevor Eve, Owen Teale, Malin Buska, Gregg Chillin.
A modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight.
Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London – here they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life.
Back in the present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valerie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch-hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. Gerbert (Trevor Eve), Knox (Owen Teale), Satu (Malin Buska) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin) are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.