“A Discovery of Witches” Renewed for Seasons 2 and 3

Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer in "A Discovery of Witches"

A Discovery of Witches conjures up a seasons two and three order ahead of its US premiere. 

The supernatural drama scored a two-series renewal following its season 1 finale in the UK. The series premiered in the UK on Sky One on September 14 and enjoyed an enormous viewership. 

The series is based on Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy of books (A Discovery Of Witches, Shadow Of Night and The Book Of Life), and is all about romance between vampires and witches. It follows the story of Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a scholar at Oxford who also happens to be a descendant of the Salem witches. When she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript, she is compelled to embrace the magic in her and enters a forbidden romance with a 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode). The two’s love puts them on a dangerous path that has the potential to upset the order of all things magical.

Harkness took to Facebook to thank her UK fans and tease that all involved are already hard to work on the future seasons of the show. 

“The writers are already hard at work to produce scripts so that we can cast and shoot season 2 next year. Elizabethan London, here we come!” she wrote in her post. “Thank you to all our loyal viewers on the UK and territories covered by HBO Europe. Now we pass the baton to viewers in Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia and the US who will be seeing the show in the next few months.”

Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches will hit the US January 17.