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After having attracted nearly two million fans with its initial outing on the UK pay-TV service, Sky has commissioned a second and third season of A Discovery of Witches.

Sky WItches 2 3Nov2018Adapted from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, A Discovery of Witches is set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. In the second season, Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey) and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) 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 aunts, Sarah and Em, must take shelter with notorious witch-hunter Ysabeau de Clermont at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours.

Made by Bad Wolf Limited, A Discovery of Witches season two will be written by Sarah Dollard (Doctor Who, Being Human) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers, Cranford), who will also serve as an executive producer alongside co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and Lachlan MacKinnon along with Deborah Harkness. The series is co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.

The Sky original production, which launched in September and was produced by Bad Wolf, was the biggest drama on Sky One in 2019. Seasons two and three will be returning to the channel and the NOW TV over-the-top service, bringing to life the remaining stories from the trilogy.

Only six weeks after its UK premiere, A Discovery of Witches has already sold in 84 territories. This includes AMC Networks SVOD services Shudder and Sundance Now, as well as SundanceTV.

“Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew,” commented Anne Mensah, Sky’s head of drama. "We can’t wait for the show’s fans to continue the journey with seasons two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold.”

Added Bad Wolf executive producer Jane Tranter: “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, expanding the global fanbase for these engaging and fascinating characters.”