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A Ten-Day Countdown to the Premiere of A Discovery of Witches TV Season 2 – Day Nine – Costumes!

Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop in A Discovery of Witches TV. Image taken from trailer footage.

History is fun. Historical dress is the *most* fun. For those of you who attended All Souls Con in 2018 and 2019, you’ll probably remember Friend-of-the-Pod Amy and her incredible handmade period costumes for Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, and Sir Walter Raleigh. If not, peep them below.


There’s such incredible labor that goes into making period costumes — every texture, every color, every fabric has to speak to the time period and the status of the character wearing the garment. That means that–in the name of accuracy– the brilliant team at Bad Wolf TV had to pay attention to Tudor dressing rules and sumptuary laws, which governed who could wear what (and where and when and why, etc.) and employ a vast team of artisans and craftspeople who could create the stunning items we’ve seen in previews and in snippets on Deb’s Instagram and Facebook feeds. (If you’re not following Deb on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, you’re missing out on all sorts of good things. Fix it here.)

We’ve joked that, if we’re not careful, our coverage of Season 2 will devolve into a costume appreciation happy hour. Which costume or series of costumes do you most look forward to seeing in Season 2?

Come join our pre-season chatter on Facebook or Twitter and don’t forget to join our first Season 2 live tweet on Saturday, 9 January 2021, at 7pm EST/4pm PST. Use the hashtag #ccalchemy to play along.

Our countdown continues tomorrow! See you then!


Cait and Jen

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A Ten-Day Countdown to the Premiere of Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches – Day Ten – History!

“The Armada Portrait” of Elizabeth I, located at Woburn Abbey, dated 1588.

Y’all. We’re only nine sleeps and a wake-up — or ten days — from the premiere of Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches TV on Shudder, Sundance Now, and AMC+ on 9 January 2021. To get properly excited, we thought we’d share our thoughts on what we’re most looking forward to about Season 2.

Elizabeth I, as portrayed by Barbara Marten in Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches. Image captured from trailer released by Sky One.

One of everyone’s favorite aspects of Shadow of Night, the source text for Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches TV, is how it whisks the reader into Tudor England — full of real people, real intrigue, and real events. From early production stills, trailers, and behind-the-scenes sneak peaks, we can certainly expect to encounter our favorite historical people and places from the books on-screen. For many of us, this is a wonderful opportunity to attend the court of Elizabeth I in the company of Matthew Roydon, her shadowy spy, and to peruse the extensive library of John Dee. Thanks to the incredible production team at Bad Wolf, we’re in for a phenomenal tour of Tudor England and Renaissance Europe–warrens, libraries, castles, countryside, and everything in between. If you haven’t already, take some time to watch this incredible “Behind the Magic” feature from New York Comic Con this fall and get in the mood for some A+ historical tourism.

If you can’t get enough, you should also check out the fabulous Biography Sundays in the All Souls Discussion Group on Facebook — there are book discussions, chapter questions, and lots of great details about characters (real and imagined!) from the All Souls Universe.

We’ll celebrate the premiere of Season 2 with a live-tweet on Saturday, 9 January 2021, at 7pm EST. Use the hashtag #ccalchemy to join in the fun and keep your eyes peeled for our updated release and live tweet schedule.

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, to connect with us and other fans eagerly awaiting the return of our favorite series in just. ten. days.

Tell us which historical figure you’re most excited to see in Season 2 in the comments!


Cait and Jen


Episode 89 – Emotional Fingertrap

Hello, dearest Clovers.

Happy Sunday! It’s time for our final Time’s Convert wrap episode — the one with the plot and the polls and the listener feedback and the discussion about what story this book is actually telling. No slides this time, but we think you’ll understand why as you listen. Thank you to all of you who wrote in, who commented on Facebook, who took part in the discussion — we love hearing from you and talking about your thoughts on the show.

Download the episode here.

As you might have noticed, we have a wee giveaway going on now through December 17. Come celebrate Saturnalia with us and win some cool podcast swag, some jewelry from Trilogie, a Flickerwix candle, and more! Click the link to enter via Facebook or just using your e-mail address.

We’re also just over a month away from the premiere of A Discovery of Witches TV Season 2! We’ve got some fun stuff planned between now and then, but we’d also love to hear your ideas for interstitial shows — guests! Topics! Games! Give us all your ideas and we’ll see what we can make of them. You can find us at, on Twitter as @chamomilenclove, or on Facebook as the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

If you’d like to support the show, please consider leaving us a review on the podcast app of your choice, becoming one of our Patrons, or checking out our swag shop on Redbubble. Thank you for all that you do to keep us going — we can’t wait to count down to ADOWTV S2 with you!


Cait and Jen