A Discovery of Witches: Season 2 (2021)


Season 2
A Discovery of Witches

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Grounded by Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer's infectious chemistry and a healthy dose of visual splendor, A Discovery of Witches' sophomore season makes slipping eras look easy.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 39

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Air date: Jan 9, 2021

Diana and Matthew arrive in London on Halloween 1590, slightly off-course from the original plan. There, they find themselves confronted by Christopher Marlowe, who may be hiding a dangerous secret.

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Air date: Jan 16, 2021

Cecil commands Matthew to question witch Thomas Caldwell, putting Matthew's loyalties into doubt. Meanwhile, Diana discovers that Kit Marlowe is not entirely as he seems.

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Air date: Jan 23, 2021

Diana is surprised to discover a package at her door. She pushes forward with her relationship with Matthew. The pair will soon be faced with an unexpected danger.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2021

As another vampire murder rocks Oxford, Marcus finds proof of Matthew and Diana's journey to 1590. Meanwhile, Gerbert and Knox concoct a scheme, and Sophie goes into labor.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2021

Matthew and Diane arrive in France to confront Philippe. Meanwhile, Louisa and Kit cause chaos in London.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2021

Philippe's actions rile Matthew's temper, who then reveals his true colors to Diana. Later, Diana untangles the mystery of the prophecy about her.

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Air date: Feb 20, 2021

Matthew and Diana travel to Bohemia to look for Edward Kelley and the Book of Life. They come across the mysterious Emperor Rudolf II.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2021

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Air date: Mar 6, 2021

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Air date: Mar 13, 2021

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Critic Reviews for A Discovery of Witches Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Both its fantasy and romance are too weighted down in season two; in its dedication to recreating the historical setting of Elizabethan London, the series loses some of its magic.

Jan 15, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Enthusiastically bonkers, it made for perfect New Year hokum.

Jan 12, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Gorgeously executed, generously cast and visually pleasing, it's hey-nonny-nonsense from start to finish.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It now offers a quite evocative rendering of 16th-century England. But it's not very anything. Its pulse is much too steady.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If you are seeking some harmlessly enjoyable escapism from real life, and brooding vampire love stories are your cup of tea, I would recommend switching off the real world peril for a while and checking out some fantasy peril instead.

Jan 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer are eerily masterful, and they now get to timeshift!

Jan 11, 2021 | Full Review…

The casting is perfection, and of the seven episodes I've seen so far, it is that time that swells my heart.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Casual viewers who were here for the sartorial style, sizzling sexual tension and supernatural hi-jinx might find A Discovery of Witches season two all just a touch dour.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This season isn't just about Diana controlling her magic and finding the Book of Life. It's about finally understanding just who Matthew Clairmont is.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Full of drama and intrigue, but not on account of the plot! Really, it is the costuming, cinematography and music that captures our attention and makes our eyes widen to saucers.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Goode seems right at home in the Elizabethan trappings of Season 2, which enables him to bring out new shades of Matthew that range from an intense darkness, to perhaps more surprisingly, a bit of levity.

Jan 5, 2021 | Full Review…

A Discovery of Witches just about holds it together, with the world-building and performances compelling enough to pull you through the new complex web of spies, witches, religious vampires and historical figures to focus on Matthew and Diana's story.

Jan 5, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Discovery of Witches: Season 2

  • 3d ago
    If you liked the books, I fear you will not like the season. The series differs from Book 2 so that the characters of Matthew and Diana have no depth or reason to believe they could make the world better and break through the predjudice of mankind. Very disappointed, the acting is very flat as well.
  • Feb 20, 2021
    First season was masterpiece and i love it still! Second is way more developed but also lost in some moments, but overall i do enjoy in every episode.. I hope 3rd will be soon and it will blown all bad witches in to hell...as other's bad creatures. Super
  • Feb 16, 2021
    The costume and set design is absolutely stunning. The actors did an excellent job bringing these characters to life. I adore everything about this series. Can't wait for season 3, 4, and 5.
  • Feb 11, 2021
    Great.Don't miss it!
  • Feb 09, 2021
    I read approx. 125-140 books a year, and approx. a billion films;) what I have done for many years, exactly this series I read in 2016 in Danish is called the series "Heksenat" or in english "Witchcraft". The series is amazingly well written, so well written that when I start watching a series on HBO nordic "A Discovery of Witches" I start thinking already in the second episode, that series I had then seen !! unnoticed that the series had not been shown in Denmark before 2020; ?? Then I had to check if I had become demented or worse .. Seems the series is wildly well made and it is true to the books, the actors are satme well cast, it all just goes up, the series, the books, and it is rare in this world..
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Omg! It's just as amazing as season 1! Can't wait for season3!!!! Hurry up😁❤😁❤
  • Jan 27, 2021
    Great reproduction of the books with a great, if not a bit rushed, plot line. I liked the inclusion of the present time and its shenanigans which wasn't shown in the books. Diana's abilities however were played down in the show nothing to what they were in the books making her seem like a queen rather than the goddess made flesh.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    I lowkey hate this new trend of having just 8/9 episodes for season. In shows like these, it just means that part of the plot line is under developed, it feels rushed to the viewer. Despite that, and even though I preferred the first season, it's a good show.
  • Jan 19, 2021
    Series 2 is a huge disappointment. Tired old tropes. Man as monster and predator. Nothing new.
  • Jan 18, 2021
    Superb production values with a phenomenal acting ensemble headed up by the lovely and compelling Teresa Palmer (Diana Bishop) and incomparable thespian, Matthew Goode (Matthew Clairmont). Showrunners made a brilliant move by also focusing on Matthew Clairmont's dark past and murderous secrets; a source of his own self-tortured guilt which Goode delivers in a tour-de-force performance. This is high-end fantasy drama at its best!

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