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Episode 90 – A Discovery of Witches TV 2×01 – Fedorable

Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop and Matthew Goode as Matthew de Clermont in A Discovery of Witches TV. Image from @adiscoveryofwtv on Instagram.

With great celebration and joy and fanfare, the day we’ve waited for is finally (FINALLY) here! In this episode, we’re discussing the breathtakingly beautiful, dramatic, moody premiere of A Discovery of Witches TV on Sky, Shudder, AMC Plus, and Sundance Now.

Today is the day when we can finally gush–in extraordinary detail–about costumes and sets and lighting and adaptive choices and casting and the work of art that is the second season of this remarkable series. In addition, we get to talk about HATS and Matthew being a clever little sausage. Lucky us. So, without further ado, please pull up a chair and let’s get this Elizabethan Vacation off to a grand and glorious start.

As a side note, we 100% goofed and forgot how to podcast and this episode has a little bitty spoiler section between 1:06h-1:14h. In the future, we will relegate those naughty little buggers to the Spoiler Corner.

Download the episode here.

We’ll be live-tweeting every episode of A Discovery of Witches TV Season 2 as the series is released on streaming platforms, so please join us every Sunday evening at 7pm EST, 4 pm PST using the hashtag #ccalchemy.

Because the universe (and La Harkness) are generous indeed, Deb will be doing a #Witchalong every Sunday at 11AM PST, 2PM EST on her Instagram and Facebook. Peep her details below:

In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, to connect with us and other fans squealing with joy about this remarkable premiere. We can’t wait to connect with you and celebrate the triumphant return of Matthew and Diana and all of our favorites.

See you next week!

xoxo

Cait and Jen

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A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Live Tweet and Discussion Schedule

Matthew Goode as Matthew de Clermont and Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop in A Discovery of Witches S2 from Deb Harkness’s Twitter feed.

Darlings! The day you’ve been waiting for is ALMOST HERE. Well, if you’re in the UK, it’s already here. But the rest of us just have ONE WAKE UP until A Discovery of Witches TV returns on Shudder, Sundance Now, and AMC Plus.

We can’t wait to share our coverage with you; this is an amazing season and we’re thrilled to have the privilege of discussing it with you. We’ll be on Twitter for the next ten weeks live-tweeting each episode as it’s released in the US and delivering our episode discussions via our podcast feed every two weeks. The schedule for our events is as follows:

DateEvent
Saturday, 9 January – 7pm EST/4pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×01
Saturday, 9 January – 8pm EST/5pm PSTEpisode 90 – TV 2×01
Sunday, 17 January – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×02
Sunday, 24 January – 12am ESTEpisode 91- TV 2×02
Sunday, 24 January – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×03
Sunday, 31 January – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×04
Sunday, 7 February – 12am ESTEpisode 92 – TV 2×03
Sunday, 7 February – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×05
Sunday, 14 February – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×06
Sunday, 21 February – 12am ESTEpisode 93 – TV 2×04
Sunday, 21 February – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×07
Sunday, 28 February – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×08
Sunday, 7 March – 12 amEpisode 94 – TV 2×05
Sunday, 7 March – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×09
Sunday, 14 March – 6pm EST/3pm PSTLive tweet of Episode 2×10
Sunday, 21 March – 12amEpisode 95 – TV 2×06
Sunday, 4 April – 12amEpisode 96 – TV 2×07
Sunday, 18 April – 12amEpisode 97 – TV 2×08
Sunday, 2 May – 12amEpisode 98 – TV 2×09
Sunday, 16 May – 12amEpisode 99 – TV 2×10
Sunday, 30 May – 12amEpisode 100 – TV Season 2 Wrap Begins

You can join any of the live tweets using the hashtag #ccalchemy — we’ll cue up the episode together at the recap and have a little fun commenting and watching together. We’re taking advantage of the staggered release schedule here in the US to enjoy ADOWTV slowly like the delicious present that it is.

Did you know that Deb is magic and that she’s incredibly kind? She’s also hosting a live tweet tomorrow at 7pm PST/10pm PST AND giving us the gift of her time for a watch discussion every Sunday at 11am PST/2pm EST. You can find more of the details below on her Instagram page.

We can’t wait to celebrate this magical premiere with you tomorrow during our live tweet. To stay in touch, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers. We’ll be keeping episode discussion posts open for your comments, your thoughts, your excitement, and your delight!

Happy #Witchmas,

xoxo

Cait and Jen

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A Ten-Day Countdown to the Premiere of A Discovery of Witches – Day Five – The Detail!

Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop and Matthew Goode as Matthew de Clermont in A Discovery of Witches. Image sourced from A Discovery of Witches on Twitter.

With only five days remaining in our countdown to Season 2, it’s time to follow Deb and A Discovery of Witches TV in relishing every single tiny detail the art department created for the series. When we talked about adaptation a few days ago, we briefly mentioned the kind of work and imagination that goes into taking a story from one medium to another — as a reader, you might envision a set–Philippe’s office, Matthew’s study, Diana’s bedroom–in broad strokes. You might fill it with “furniture” or “objects” or “clothes” in your head, or you might leave bits in shadow while your imagination focuses on the characters and what they’re doing on the page. One of the great challenges of imagination and scale for a TV adaptation is taking, for example, “Philippe’s study” as a concept and turning it into a real, organic space in which actors can tell a story.

Because we’re positively spoiled in this fandom, we have tremendous access to the set dressing and artwork of A Discovery of Witches TV even before the premiere. Deb’s #book2screenmagicmonday posts give us the chance to see set dressings up close — handwritten letters in Matthew’s attic, the embroidery on a de Clermont livery saddle pad, the carvings on Matthew and Diana’s period-appropriate bed.

The man in charge of the magic, production designer James North, gave a fabulous interview to Entertainment Weekly at the start of Season 1. In that interview, he talked about creating the overall “feel” of the production and giving it that magical depth:

Though every set is grounded in reality, the series’ tale of witches, vampires, and daemons automatically calls for a heightened magical element. However, North says it’s really not all that different from production design on any project. “It’s almost a slightly heightened reality we’re producing,” he says. “You do things which aren’t normal. You would never color-coordinate how your cereal boxes line up in your cupboard, but that’s the sort of thing we would do.”

So, when you look at those jaw-dropping sets, those intricate details, you have to realize that each one was put there with intention and care. You can take a deep-dive into the production team’s work in Season 1 via this incredible look at the Witches’ Archive on Isola della Stella from AMC.

We can’t wait to see the rich colors, the intense detail, the care and craft that went into each set in Season 2. If you could take a deep dive into any setting in Shadow of Night, where would it be? Where would you pull every item off the shelf and look in every corner?

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 us and invite your friends!

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, to connect with us and other fans dreaming about the magic and wonder of Season 2. See you tomorrow!

xoxox

Cait and Jen

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A Ten-Day Countdown to the Premiere of A Discovery of Witches – Day Six – The Magic!

Matthew Goode as Matthew de Clermont and Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop in A Discovery of Witches. Image shared by @adiscoveryofwitchestv on Instagram.

There is so much magic in store for us in Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches — and not just the cinematic kind! Shadow of Night is central to Diana’s development as a witch; she discovers the depths of her powers and asks important questions about her magic and her place in the world. We’ve long been curious about how the production and creative teams behind the television show would illustrate Diana’s magical education with Goody Alsop and her growing understanding of how her power can change the world. By all appearances, we have a lot to look forward to — time travel! Weaving! The potential for familiars! The search for the Book of Life! Diana’s journey from reluctant witch to powerful weaver is one of our favorite storylines in the All Souls Trilogy and we can’t wait to see it take shape on screen. To whet our appetites for magic of all kinds, take a peek at this lovely behind-the-scenes video shared by A Discovery of Witches TV on Instagram. Are you following them, yet?

Which of Diana’s remarkable powers do you hope to see on display in Season 2? What spell do you wish you could perform?

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 us and invite your friends!

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, to connect with us and other fans dreaming about the magic and wonder of Season 2. See you tomorrow!

Xoxo,

Cait and Jen

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

Gallowglass
Steven Cree as “Gallowglass” in Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches.

Happiest 2021, Clovers and friends!

As the calendar turns over to the new year, we’re one day closer to the premiere of Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches TV on Shudder, Sundance Now, and AMC+ on 9 January 2021! If you’re anything like us, one of the things we’re most looking forward to is the appearance of beloved original characters on-screen — Goody Alsop, Pierre, Francoise, and, of course, Gallowglass! We all have our own head canon about how these characters look and sound and walk and talk, but there’s a particular kind of art and magic in seeing talented artists bring a special character to the screen. Steven Cree, our Gallowglass, is no stranger to adapting book characters — you’ve likely seen him on STARZ’s screen adaptation of Outlander as Ian Murray. In a recent interview with Radio Times, Steven gave an interview about how Outlander prepared him for playing Gallowglass. According to the article, Steven knows how important Gallowglass is to the fandom and is looking forward to seeing how such a “such a cracking character” resonates with the TV audience. Based on the Instagram photo below, we think he resonates rather nicely.

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 over a week!

Which original book character are you most excited to see on-screen?

xoxox

Cait and Jen