New look pictures have been released for A Discovery of Witches, giving fans a taste of what fans can expect from the upcoming season 2.
The fantasy series returns in January and sees the action transported from modern day Oxford to Elizabethan London, with stars appearing in stunning period costumes in the first-look pictures.
Based on the novels by Deborah Harkness, the first season of A Discovery Of Witches saw Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) discover her magical abilities after an encounter with vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode).
The end of the first season saw the pair travel through time to escape the shadowy Congregation, with the second chapter seeing Matthew and Diana hunting to find a powerful witch teacher to help her harness her magic.
Despite the deeply-held mistrust between witches and vampires, the pair fell for each other in unlikely circumstances during the first season. They vowed to protect the powerful manuscript Ashmole 782 after Diana unintentionally discovered it in Oxford, heading back in time to keep it falling in the wrong hands.
The pair can be seen stepping out on the cobbles of the capital during the 16th century in the new pictures, with the episodes seeing them encounter historical figures from the age.
One of the figures is Kit Marlowe, an English playwright, poet and translator, played by Tom Hughes.
Steven Cree (Outlander), Sheila Hancock (Doctor Who), James Purefoy (Altered Carbon), and Paul Rhys (Vincent and Theo) also star in the new series.
Cree plays Gallowglass De Clermont, a vampire and soldier who develops a strong bond with his uncle, Matthew.
Purefoy plays founder of the Congregation and commander of the Knights Of Lazarus, Philippe De Clermont, who is a stepfather to Matthew.
Elsewhere, Paul Rhys plays Andrew Hubbard, a vampire ruler of all creatures in London in 1590, while Sheila Hancock plays an elder witch called Goody Alsop. The 10-part second season will follow events in the novel Shadow Of Night.
A Discovery Of Witches season two will premiere on Sky One and NOW TV on January 8.
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