In 2011, Historian of science ( damn I love this title) Deborah Harkness published the very first part of her famous All souls Triology ( I loved the book to death, read it when I was 14…. hey, don’t judge me for it). It became one of the New York times bestselling books and by 2014 the complete series was published.
After some begging from fans and some confusion regarding its existence, in the September of 2018 the series A Discovery of Witches was finally on air by Sky One in UK and made its debut on American television in April 2019. ( Yay!!!) It consists of 8 episodes, each spanning around 43 to 45 minutes.
Want a recap? The plot revolves around Diana Bishop, a historian and a witch who doesn’t want to be one. Suppressed her magical background through most of her life until she unintentionally called upon a lost and hunted manuscript (Ashmole 782) which also happens to attract all kinds of other supernatural creatures including vampire Matthew Clairmont who soon becomes her protector and later her lover. But the romance they’re brewing is forbidden and the covenant is now not just after Diana’s powers and the manuscript but also hellbent on separating the two.
We are met with the past of the characters, Diana’s gradual acceptance of her powers, some shocking discoveries, subplots, more lovely ( and evil) creatures and a whole lot of magic in this breathtaking saga. I was a bit critical about some of the things in the series but trust me, it’s way better than how some series completely change the elements of the original story. You can actually connect the series with the books!!!!. It won numerous award nominations as well and it’s just Deborah Harkness’s first work.
We had last seen the pair traveling back in time to the Elizabethan era in search of answers and guidance. It fittingly ended on a historical note.
Now, Season 2 was said to be in the making as well. The UK filming was completed in December 2019 and it was supposed to be released this spring. But guess what folks? It is spring already!!
You can all guess that it is the dire state of the world going through the pandemic which has most likely affected the release of the series but people, let’s not depress ourselves even more during this crisis and keep our hopes up!!!
Why not prepare yourselves for the next season by reading the books on Google and Amazon Kindle??? ( Only if you haven’t done that already ) .
In case you missed it; you can find the first season on Sony Liv, Prime video, AMC, YouTube TV and a few more. Go ahead.