The first trailer for A Discovery of Witches premiered all the way back in June 2018, and immediately passionate fans of the first book in Deborah Harkness's bestselling All Souls trilogy were eager to see the adaptation hit the small screen. Unfortunately, for American audiences, the wait for the series has been longer than initially expected — the first season aired in full on the UK's Sky network months ago but only just premiered on AMC and BBC America in the US on April 7.
Regardless of whether you're in the US or the UK, you're likely wondering the same thing: will there be a second season of A Discovery of Witches? The short answer is . . . yes! In fact, the series has already been renewed for season three, as well. But details about when either of the seasons will premiere are still murky.
For those of you who haven't watched, the fantasy show follows heroine Diana (Hacksaw Ridge actress Teresa Palmer), a professor and reluctant witch who accidentally unlocks an important, enchanted manuscript in Oxford's famed Bodleian library that leads her to cross paths with a handsome, centuries-old vampire named Matthew (The Crown's Matthew Goode). During our recent interview with Palmer about the show, she let slip a few details about what we can expect from season two, which has yet to start shooting.
"What's funny is, I've only skimmed through the second book," she explained of Harkness's trilogy. "So I know it's Elizabethan. I mean, that's what we all know, that the series is going to be set in that time period. But I've purposely made a decision that I was going to wait for the script so that I didn't have any kind of preconceived idea of where the story has to go or fall in love with one particular element that, for whatever reason, I can't end up putting in the show. But we'll definitely get to see Diana use a lot more power, which is fantastic, and an interesting dynamic shift between her and Matthew."
So, TL;DR — season two? Happening. Diana becoming even more powerful? Happening. Diana and Matthew frolicking around the Elizabethan era? Happening. And if we take into account when the first season premiered in the UK and the US — Sept. 14, 2018 and April 7, 2019, respectively — we can (hopefully) assume the second instalment of the series will arrive around the same time period for each.