‘A Discovery of Witches’ Cast Preview Season 3 in Behind-the-Scenes Tour

A Discovery of Witches returns in 2022, and the show’s cast is offering some hints about what to expect from the third and final season. In a behind-the-scenes tour, Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree, and other stars of the AMC+ series gave fans a look at the show’s sets and teased some storylines for the upcoming episodes.  

‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 3 picks up right after the season 2 finale

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A Discovery of Witches Season 3 kicks off right after the dramatic events of the season 2 finale. In that episode, Peter Knox (Owen Teale) murdered Aunt Emily (Valarie Pettiford) after she refused to give up her page from the Book of Life. Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Marcus (Edward Bluemel) tried to save her, but Knox attacked Marcus and knocked him unconscious. Meanwhile, Diana (Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) prepared to return to the present day from the 16th century. 

“Series 3 picks up just where series 2 left off after the confrontation with Peter Knox,” Bluemel said in the video Palmer shared on her Instagram

“I know my opening shot is you looking in my eye, shining a light in my eye. Because of course I was left lying in the dirt at the end of season 2,” he said to Aiysha Hart, who plays his vampire colleague Miriam. 

Teresa Palmer says Diana ‘has her day in court’ in the final season of the AMC+ series 

Diana, wearing a blue jacket, in 'A Discovery of Witches' Season 1
Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop in ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 1 | Adrian Rogers/SundanceNow/Shudder/Bad Wolf

Diana spent season 2 perfecting her skills as a witch in Elizabethan England. In season 3, she’s back in the present and ready to take on the Congregation. 

“This room is very important because this is where the Congregation makes all the big fancy decisions,” Palmer says as she takes viewers inside the Star Chamber. “I’m not going to tell you anything else, but let’s just say [Diana] has her day in court.” 

But before her showdown with the group that rules over witches, vampires, and daemons, Diana has some research to do. She returns to a familiar season 1 location, Oxford’s Bodleian Library, to find the mysterious Book of Life. 

Early in the season, something will happen that brings many of the show’s characters back to Sept-Tours, Palmer said. “We are looking for healing, connection, family, unity,” she shared. 

Steven Cree talks about what’s in store for Gallowglass in the next season of ‘A Discovery of Witches’

Gallowglass, Diana, and Matthew in profile with ocean in the background in 'A Discovery of Witches' Season 2
Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont, Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop, and Steven Gree as Gallowglass in ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 2 | Simon Ridgway/Sundance Now/Bad Wolf

Outlander alum Cree plays the vampire Gallowglass. He showed fans a tattoo parlor set where a “very cool” season 3 scene takes place. 

“So, the reason for this scene in episode 6 is vampire skin regenerates very quickly,” he said. “So Gallowglass has to get his tattoos reapplied every few months, otherwise they fade.”

“He’s got a tattoo in particular that is very close to him, very close to his heart, literally and figuratively,” the actor went on to say. “It’s a tattoo of Cora, which we first see in season 2. Cora is Diana’s firedrake, or firedragon, and magic that she calls upon to look after her and protect her. And we see that Gallowglass is getting this reapplied.” 

Cree added that the tattoo “symbolically tells a bigger story visually” about his character’s realtionship with Diana.  

A Discovery of Witches Season 3 premieres Jan. 8, 2022, on AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder. 

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