Diana Bishop, historian and witch, met Matthew Claremont, biochemist and vampire, in Oxford. As a result, the main characters fell in strong – and forbidden – love with each other.

Discouraged by witches or vampires (and also demons), their relationship has caused havoc in a magical world that is so close to ordinary one. The Ashmole 782 manuscript found by Diana in the Oxford library is able to shed light on the origins of witches, thereby breaking the fragile truce between the two magical peoples.

Fleeing pursuit, Diana and Matthew travel back in time in the final episodes of the Season 1. While in the 16th century, they continue to study the text of the mysterious manuscript.

Interesting Facts

  • A Discovery of Witches TV series was filmed for the Sky One UK cable channel. The first episode of Season 2 will premiere on January 8, 2021.
  • The news that the TV show will be renewed for two new seasons came just after the release of Season 1 last episode. The series is an adaptation of All Souls, a three-book series of novels by Deborah Harkness. Presumably the TV show will cover the plot of the entire literary trilogy.
  • Warner Bros. Studios planned to make a film based on the novel series in 2011. Later, having bought the rights to the film adaptation, “Sky One” began filming the television series.


A Discovery of Witches is a British-made television series based on All Souls, a romantic fantasy series of novels by Deborah Harkness. The Season 2 will premiere on 8 January 2021 on UK’s Sky One.

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