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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

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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.

Mary!
Walter!

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!

xoxo

Cait and Jen

Podcast

Episode 88 – Vampire Staycation

Hello! It has been a little while but we are back! Please join us for our first book wrap discussion of Time’s Convert. We’re talking characters, antagonists and protagonists, themes, and narration.

Download the episode here.

We are mid- All Souls Con 2020, with one more weekend of content to go (released Nov. 28th). There is still time to purchase a ticket for the virtual con by visiting http://www.AllSoulsCon.org. Sessions are available On Demand for your convenience. On that note, you have until November 29th to enter to win our Archetypes Prize Pack.

Starting Dec. 1 we will have an all new prize pack available, our IO Saturnalia – Philippe de Clermont Prize Pack. Details will be on our Contests page.

It’s so lovely to be back and chatting books with you all. We hope you are healthy, safe, warm, and happy.

xoxo

Jen & Cait

Podcast

Episode 83 – Into the Woods

Happiest Sunday, Clovers!

It’s Week 100 or something of lockdown and we are headed right into the weeds of Marcus’s story — it gets wacky, but that’s to be expected.

In today’s episode, we’re covering Chapters 21-22 of Time’s Convert — Marcus’s transformation from human to vampire, some thorny issues of transformation and consent, questions and answers, family and rebirth, manners, and an unexpected musical interlude.

Download the episode here.

We’re rapidly approaching the 2020 Real-Time Reading of A Discovery of Witches! If you haven’t participated before, the Real-Time Reading is an opportunity to re-read A Discovery of Witches one chapter at a time on the day the plot “happens” — it’s a wonderful way to mark the passing of the seasons and to bide our time before the release of A Discovery of Witches TV Season 2 in January 2021.

In recognition and celebration of this event, we’re doing a live reading event on Friday, 18 September 2020, via Zoom — if you’re interested in joining us for camaraderie and magic, you can join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, to RSVP. You can also follow our Real-Time Reading posts via Twitter or participate in the All Souls Discussion Group on Facebook.

We look forward to celebrating the changing season with you and hope you enjoy the episode.

xoxox,

Cait and Jen