Though A Discovery of Witches is already set to end with its upcoming third season, there are still so many things in the show’s supernatural world that are left unexplored. Does this mean a spinoff series is on the cards?
While it’s not clear if there are any concrete plans for a spinoff, some cast members of A Discovery of Witches do have a number of ideas for a potential offshoot series. For instance, Tanya Moodie, who plays daemon Agatha Wilson in the series, thinks that there should be a spinoff that will delve deeper into the lives of daemons. Although daemons make up a third of all the magical beings featured in the series, Moodie pointed out that their abilities and characteristics aren’t really that fleshed out on screen.
“The main thing I’ve always contended with, playing a daemon, is that fans always ask me ‘what exactly…what do daemons do?’” Moodie said during a virtual panel for MCM London Comic-Con. “You know, witches do fancy spells, vampires bite people and they’re always really testy. And daemons are always just a bit…you know, they wear designer clothes and are a bit kooky or something. Is that a power?”
Moodie noted that in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy ― the novel series on which the show is based, daemons “have this kind of heightened abilities and it’s a bit more supernatural.” Though that’s interesting to explore, the actress said A Discovery of Witches “doesn’t have space for that,” as the two protagonists (Teresa Palmer’s Diana Bishop and Matthew Goode’s Matthew Clairmont) driving the narrative should be the show’s main focus. “It’s not a series to necessarily explore what everyone does,” Moddie said of A Discovery of Witches.
Steven Cree and Paul Rhys, who play vampires Gallowglass and Andrew Hubbard, respectively, also shared a spinoff idea during the panel.
“Maybe this is a good time…I know that Lachlan’s excited to announce that Sky and Bad Wolf are doing a spinoff show with Gallowglass and Hubbard as vampire detectives,” Cree jokingly said, mentioning Lachlan McKinnon, who serves as an executive producer on the series.
“It’s true – you can tell them now Lachlan, it’s fine,” added Rhys, teasing McKinnon. “We’ve got a working title – it’s Hubbard’s Cupboard.”
McKinnon eventually gave in, joking: “The press release will be out quite soon…but we should keep it under our hats for now.”
While a spinoff would surely delight fans, the need for one would probably become clearer only after A Discovery of Witches ends.
A Discovery of Witches’ third and final season is set to premiere in January 2022 on AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder. Watch the trailer for the show’s last season below: