How to Watch A Discovery of Witches Season 2
Start 2021 with a little bit of magic. The hit supernatural romance A Discovery of Witches returns for Season 2 on Saturday, January 9 to AMC+ and AMC Premiere, one day after it premieres in the UK.
Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches ended on an audacious cliffhanger. Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) and vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) narrowly escaped the clutches of the Congregation by transporting themselves back in time with Diana’s newly unlocked witch magic. Season 2 picks up right where the Season 1 finale left off, so fans won’t want to miss a moment of the action.
The highly anticipated Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches will be available on AMC’s subscription platforms, AMC+ and AMC Premiere, with episodes becoming available on a weekly basis one day after they premiere in the UK. AMC Premiere offers ad-free, early access programming from AMC and is available to you as long as AMC is part of your TV package. AMC+ includes all of the benefits of AMC Premiere plus much more: an ever-growing collection of ad-free shows and movies from AMC, BBC America, SundanceTV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Unlimited. AMC+ is available through a variety of providers, including AppleTV, Prime Video Channels, DirectTV, Dish, Roku Channel, Sling, and Xfinity. Sign up for AMC+ now.
Featuring stunning lead performances from Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), adapted from Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, the 10-part second season finds Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. They must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic, all while searching for the elusive Book of Life.
In Elizabethan London, Diana and Matthew’s romance faces a barrage of new threats. Diana’s unleashed magic takes a dark and frightening turn, while Matthew struggles to re-inhabit the dangerous life he led over four centuries ago. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together, and find a way back to present day.
While Diana and Matthew hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston, Doctor Who, ER) and Em (Valarie Pettiford, Half & Half), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan, The Honourable Woman) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel, Killing Eve) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart, Line of Duty) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra, All American) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus, War & Peace), whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead), Knox (Owen Teale, Game of Thrones), Satu (Malin Buska, The Girl King) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin, Da Vinci’s Demons) 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.
Look out for James Purefoy (Rome, Pennyworth), Steven Cree (Outlander), and Adelle Leonce (Black Mirror) as new characters introduced in Season 2.
The show was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland, and Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios. Made by Bad Wolf Limited, A Discovery of Witches has been adapted for screen by Pete McTighe (Doctor Who) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers), who are also executive producers, along with other writers including Sarah Dollard (Doctor Who, Being Human). The co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and Lachlan MacKinnon are executive producers along with Deborah Harkness and Farren Blackburn and Kara Manley for Sky Studios. Farren Blackburn (The Innocents), Philippa Langdale (Harlots) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) are the directors. Filming took place in South Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice.
How to Catch Up on Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches
In advance of the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of A Discovery of Witches on January 9, fans have a number of ways to catch up on Season 1. AMC Networks uses a variety of platforms to lean into the return of one of 2019’s biggest hits, which drove record usage and subscriptions for its Sundance Now and Shudder streaming services. The entire first season will be available on Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC+ as free content without a subscription from January 4 through January 18. Season 1 is also available to stream now for AMC Premiere subscribers on amc.com, and on mobile for iOS and Android devices, and on your TV streaming device with the AMC app, available for Roku, Apple TV, FireTV, Xbox One, Android TV, and Chromecast. The first season will also appear on the AMC linear network as a full-season marathon on January 24, including special additional behind the scenes content with the cast and crew and interviews with author Deborah Harkness. See the full on-air schedule for the A Discovery of Witches Season 1 Marathon here.
A Discovery of Witches returns for Season 2 on Saturday, January 9 for AMC Premiere and AMC+ subscribers. For more of the latest news about A Discovery of Witches and AMC Networks, sign up for the AMC Insiders’ Club.