Discovery of Witches star on whether S2 is raunchier

Susannah Alexander, Jo Berry
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Photo credit: Sky

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A Discovery of Witches star Teresa Palmer has answered the popular fan question of whether season two of the fantasy series will be raunchier than season one.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy Palmer, who plays historian and witch Diana Bishop, promised that we can expect to see things heat up in the new season, revealing: "It's steamy in all the good ways".

This could mean very good things for Diana's relationship with vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), with Palmer teasing that fans will love the direction their romance takes in the new episodes.

Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

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"The level of their romance and their sexual chemistry deepens, so I think the audience are going to really enjoy," said Palmer.

A Discovery of Witches is based on Deborah Harkness's trilogy of novels All Souls, with the second season set to follow the second book, Shadow of Night.

Returning to the show alongside Diana and Matthew will be Sarah Bishop (Doctor Who star Alex Kingston), Emily Mather (Half & Half's Valarie Pettiford), Nathaniel Wilson (All American's Daniel Ezra) and Sophie Norman (Mr Selfridge's Aisling Loftus) amongst others.

Some new faces will join the cast in season two, with Victoria's Tom Hughes coming on as playwright, poet and translator Kit Marlowe and Black Mirror's Adelle Leonce taking on the role of Phoebe Taylor, whose character has been fleshed out from the book.

Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

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Sky has given us some juicy hints on what to expect from the new season, which will see Diana and Matthew "hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London".

The pair are on a mission to find a witch teacher who can help Diana control her magic, while also hunting the mysterious Book of Life.

Viewers can expect to see a new relationship blossom between Matthew's vampire son Marcus Whitmore (Edward Bluemel) and new arrival Phoebe, who is a human.

Bluemel exclusively told Digital Spy that Marcus and Phoebe's relationship will be "such a nice antithesis to Matthew and Diana", revealing that their romance is "younger" and "a little bit more light-hearted".

A Discovery of Witches series 2 premieres on Friday, January 8 in the UK. All episodes are available on Sky and NOW TV from that date – and for those that prefer linear viewing it will air on Sky One weekly on Fridays at 9pm.

In the US, series 2 will premiere on Saturday, January 9 on Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC+, with new episodes following weekly.

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