Sky has ordered seasons two and three of A Discovery of Witches, adapted from Deborah Harkness’s best-selling All Souls trilogy.
Produced by Bad Wolf, season one launched in September in the U.K. as the biggest drama on Sky One this year. Seasons two and three will be returning to the channel and NOW TV. A Discovery of Witches has already sold in 84 territories, including to AMC Networks’ SVOD services Shudder and Sundance Now, as well as SundanceTV.
A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. Season two will be written by Sarah Dollard (Doctor Who, Being Human) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers, Cranford). The series is co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
Anne Mensah, Sky’s head of drama, said: “Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew. 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.”
Jane Tranter, executive producer for Bad Wolf, added: “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.”
Harkness, author and executive producer, added: “Given how warmly the first season was received, I’m thrilled that we will continue with the story of the All Souls trilogy for two more seasons. There is so much to look forward to as we travel into Matthew’s past and delve further into the mysteries surrounding Diana’s power and Ashmole 782.”