Holy shit. The trailer for season 2 of A Discovery of Witches just dropped, and it looks absolutely FIRE.
Look, I don’t know what you want out of compelling television, but if it’s not … THAT … then you can keep binge watching early aught’s sitcoms and reality TV. THIS TRAILER is how you make people perk up and pay attention.
The layers of conflict in this very short sneak peak jump out, even if you aren’t familiar with the source material (Deborah Harkness’ Shadow of Night). Diana is a dangerous anomaly, whose very presence in the 16th century can cost their lives. But not only that, her relationship with Matthew, especially 16th century Matthew who by all accounts was a different dude from the metropolitan scientist we met in season one, causes not just problems for him politically, but personally. He’s facing demons – literal and figurative – from his past, and their love makes the pain sharper. Speaking of their love, if there was any doubt that this show is still a romance, there’s that hot jealousy hitting from all sides with Kit Marlowe, and that gorgeous shot of Diana comforting Matthew at the end.
What else? Oh, just the threat of witch hunts and executions. Menacing figures in the streets and the court. Bloody daggers. The scariest looking Queen Elizabeth I’ve ever seen. Big ass vampire fights. Witchy shit. Essentially, everybody having it out for Diana, specifically. A big ol’ dose of “Move, Witch, Get Out The Way.” God, it’s going to be so good. Happy #Witchmas!
Back in the olden times, we did a little post-show show at That’s Normal called A Hangout of Witches. We will be reviving it here at The Cool Table come January. Hope you watch with us!
A Discovery of Witches season 2 premieres on January 9th on Sundance Now and Shudder here in the US.
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