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Published on August 16th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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A Look At RLJE Films’ Brand New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases Of “A Discovery Of Witches: Season 2”

Tomorrow, August 17, 2021, RLJE Films — a business unit of AMC Networks — will release season 2 of the hit fantasy/sci-fi drama series A Discovery Of Witches on DVD and Blu-Ray. The series originally aired on the AMC streaming platforms Sundance Now and Shudder earlier this year, and is currently airing “linearly” on AMC, the network which brought you The Walking Dead and Mad Men.

A Discovery Of Witches is based on the All Souls trilogy by author Deborah Harkness. The series stars Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) as Diana Bishop, Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) as Matthew Clairmont, Alex Kingston (Doctor Who) as Sarah Bishop, Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist) as Em, Trevor Eve (The Politician’s Wife) as Gerbert, Malin Buska (The Girl King) as Satu, Lindsay Duncan (Sherlock) as Ysabeau De Clermont, Owen Teale (Game Of Thrones) as Peter Knox, Gregg Chillin (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Domenico, Aiysha Hart (Line Of Duty) as Miriam, Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve) as Marcus, Daniel Ezra (All American) as Nathaniel, and Aisling Loftus (War & Peace) as Sophie. Season 2 guest stars include Tom Hughes (Victoria) as Kit Marlowe, Shelia Hancock (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas) as Goody Alsop, Steven Cree (Outlander) as Gallowglass and James Purefoy (Altered Carbon) as Philippe De Clermont.

Without giving too much away for the uninitiated… In season 2 of the series, after narrowly escaping the Congregation of vampires, witches and daemons, the aforementioned Diana and Matthew are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. Here, they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book Of Life. Enemies are everywhere, the threat to witches is growing, and Diana and Matthew’s romance faces a barrage of new threats– from within as much as without. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together, and find a way back to the present day. While Matthew and Diana hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah and Em, must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus and Miriam take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel and Sophie, whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert, Knox, Satu and Domenico are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.

In total there is 444 minutes of content from the 2nd season without even factoring in bonus content. Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray release include the following featurettes: The Story Of A Discovery Of Witches, Can Love Survive, and Creating Elizabethan London. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray editions of this release come are spread out among 2 discs, carry a TV-14 rating and a suggested retail price of $34.99. A trailer is embedded above, and more on the show is here, here and here.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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