A Discovery of Witches series 2 finally gets confirmed premiere date

Fans have a bit longer to wait before the next chapter.

A Discovery of Witches season two first image (Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer)

It’s been a long time since fantasy drama A Discovery Of Witches was renewed for season two, but fans finally have a better idea of when the new episodes will arrive.


Based on the All Souls Trilogy by author Deborah Harkness, the series follows a young witch and a centuries-old vampire who form an unlikely alliance against dangerous mystical threats.

Teresa Palmer (Ride Like A Girl) and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) will be returning to the lead roles early next year, as series two is now confirmed to be airing in January 2021.

Check out a brand new image of the supernatural duo below, shared as Sky announced the news on its Twitter page, revealing the show will be available on Sky One and NOW TV in the UK.

The first series of A Discovery of Witches aired in September 2018, meaning this second outing will be arriving well over two years later.

It’s unclear why series two took so much longer to arrive than most ongoing dramas, but it’s possible that the coronavirus pandemic may have slowed down post-production.

However, there may not be quite as lengthy a break between season two and three, as a cryptic tweet from producer Jane Tranter implies that production is eyeing a start date very soon.

In response to a fan account claiming that Teresa Palmer will soon travel to Cardiff to start work on the concluding chapter, Tranter posted a single love heart emoji.

Sky had enough confidence in the fantasy series to recommission it for two seasons at once, which will complete the adaptation of the novels by Deborah Harkness.


A Discovery of Witches is available to stream on NOW TV. If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide.