‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 2 Could Be the Perfect Watch for ‘Outlander’ Fans

Droughtlander will not end anytime soon. But Outlander fans looking for a show have a new option on the horizon to get through the long wait for season 6. Season 2 of Find Witches premieres in the US on Saturday, Jan. 9 on Sundance Now, Shudder, and AMC +, with new events available weekly. This season of the show about witches, vampires, and demons adds the element of time travel, with Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) traveling back in time to London Elizabeth to look for a Book of Life.

What is ‘Find Witches’ about?

Diana and Matthew in 1590 London
Find Witches Quarter 2 Sundance now

Find Witches based on the three-story novel All Souls by Debora Harkness. Season 1 was set in the present. He was succeeded by Diana, a professor of science history, who finds a long-lost manuscript in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Getting over the book Diana confronts her hidden magical powers and also throws her into the path of Matthew, a hundred-year-old vampire with his own motives for the hand- find a document.

In the first season of the show (which began in 2019 on Sundance Now and Shudder), Diana and Matthew fell in love, breaking old rules prohibiting relationships between vampires and witches. They also came into conflict with other powerful magical creatures, forcing them to hide in the past.

Why ‘Outlander’ fans might like ‘A Discovery of Witches’

In Outlander, Claire Fraser (Catriona Balfe) is transported back in time from the 1940s to Scotland in the mid-18th century. Once there, she falls in love with a forbidden Highlander, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Together, they try to change the course of history while dealing with a number of other dangers to their happiness and relationship.

Quarter 2 of Find Witches sharing a time travel plot with Outlander. In season 1, Diana learned that she was a time walker – a rare witch who is able to travel through time. To escape the hunters, she and Matthew travel back to 16th century London, where Matthew once lived. The second season begins with them in England in 1590. Matthew must get used to living a more dangerous old life as Diana struggles to learn how to control her powerful magic.

While the time is different, Diana (like Claire) is a modern woman who needs to change to live in a time with very different rules. Viewers get a glimpse of historic London and meet real figures including photo writer Kit Marlowe (VictoriaTom Hughes) and Queen Elizabeth (Barbara Maren). There’s plenty of romance too, as Diana and Matthew’s new relationship is filled with new challenges as they try to get out to find the book and get back to the present day.

‘Discovery of Witches’ has more paranormal elements than ‘Outlander’

Kit Marlowe in Search for Witches
Kit Marlowe (Tom Hughes) enters Find Witches Quarter 2 Sundance now

Of course, Find Witches deals more in the supernatural and paranormal than Outlander. While Claire is accused of being a witch Outlander Season 1, Diana is definitely one – although witch trials are a real threat to her as well. (Interestingly, Outlanderthe Geillis Duncan character is named after a former woman accused of witchcraft in Scotland around the same time Find Witches Season 2. takes place.)

Unlike Find Witches, there are no vampires or other creatures in the Outlander hemisphere. However, there are hints of magic and signs that some characters may have supernatural abilities beyond the ability to travel time.

‘Outlander’ alum is in season 2 of ‘Discovery of Witches’

Outlander incoming fans Find Witches Season 2 will also feature a familiar face. Scottish actor Stephen Cree, played by John Murray in the Starz series, plays a vampire character called Gallowglass Find Witches.

Cree told RadioTimes that he has time for it Outlander he prepared for his latest role in another fantasy-romance series with a dedicated fanbase.

“Gallowglass seems to really like the books. I’m definitely aware of that, ”he said. He said: “But it’s so special in books. We hope those who keep it close to their hearts enjoy it. ”

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