Not yet released in the United States, A Discovery of Witches has already worked its magic across the pond! The series, based on the All Souls Trilogy by author Deborah Harkness, received “enormous viewership” since it’s premiere in the United Kingdom on Sky One September 14. It’s no surprise that the go-ahead was given for the renewal of Seasons 2 and 3 across Sky One, Sundance Now, NOW TV, and Shudder platforms.
“The enormous success of the show in the UK and Europe has made it possible for future seasons to be greenlit and go into production. The writers are already hard at work to produce scripts so that we can cast and shoot season 2 next year. Elizabethan London, here we come!” – Source: Deborah Harkness Facebook
While A Discovery of Witches will not be streaming in America until January 17th, fans should take heart in knowing that the best-seller adaptation is already a supernatural success. Those fortunate to attend New York Comic Con last month actually had the opportunity to whet their witchy appetites with a screening of the first episode. Yours truly joined eager fans in a packed house to see this tantalizing tale brought to life on the big screen. Without giving any spoilers, I can say we were all left wanting more!
“A Discovery of Witches stars Teresa Palmer as Diana, a powerful witch and historian who suppressed her magic after the deaths of her parents. But when she becomes the only known being to stumble upon the highly coveted tome Ashmole 782, rumored to contain all sorts of secrets about witches, vampires, and daemons, she’s going to have to use her witchcraft or die at the hands of those looking for the book.” – Source: Entertainment Weekly
MAGICAL NEWS: We're absolutely thrilled to announce @ADiscoveryOfWTV Series 2 AND 3 have both been confirmed!! So there'll be plenty more of THIS to look forward to. ❤️❤️ #ADiscoveryOfWitches @teresapalmer #MatthewGoode @DebHarkness pic.twitter.com/y4M0b9tDX8
— Sky One (@SkyOne) November 2, 2018
Source: Entertainment Weekly