A first look at A Discovery of Witches season two as new cast details revealed
With A Discovery of Witches renewed for seasons two and three, there's a lot more to come in the TV adaptation of Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy. Following a successful debut season on Sky One last year, the first image from season two has been revealed as production continues on its second season.
Following the events of the season one finale (check out our review here), Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) have hidden from the congregation by jumping back in time to 1590 London. Joining them in this new time period will be Barbara Marten as Queen Elizabeth and Tom Hughes as playwright Kit Marlowe.
Several more new cast members have been confirmed. Steven Cree will play Gallowglass De Clermont, a vampire and soldier of fortune who is particularly fond of his uncle Matthew. James Purefoy will play Philippe De Clermont, founder of the Congregation, commander of the Knights of Lazarus, mate of Ysabeau, and stepfather to Matthew. Sheila Hancock will play elder witch Goody Alsop and Paul Rhys plays Andrew Hubbard, the vampire ruler of all creatures in London.
Season two will be based on the Shadow of Night novel from Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy. Tom Hughes made a statement on his casting as Kit Marlowe.
"I'm looking forward to stepping into Deborah's fantastical world to play such a fascinating man as Kit Marlowe. With a rich history to draw from, Kit's darkness and mercurial nature will be a delight to delve in to."
Sky Studios director of drama Cameron Roach added:
"After the success of season one, we are really excited for the next instalment of A Discovery of Witches, as we continue to follow the love story of Diana and Matthew and their adventures in Elizabethan London. We have a great cast lined up and a unique historical setting, which we hope will further enchant fans."
The ten-part second season will air on Sky One next year.