The highly-anticipated third season of A Discovery of Witches is set to arrive this week, and star Owen Teale has teased that the new episodes take things to ‘very dark places’.
The actor is returning to the role of Peter Knox, one of the three Witches of the Congregation, and revealed the character reaches ‘psychosis’ in the upcoming episodes.
As ever, Knox is trying to hunt down Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) after season two saw them discover Diana is pregnant – something the congregation isn’t at all happy about.
Fans will also remember how Owen’s character was responsible for the gruesome death of Emily Mather (Valerie Pettiford) in the last season, with the villain set to play an even more significant role in the new episodes.
Discussing Knox’s actions in season three, Owen told Metro.co.uk: ‘He does do some pretty mean stuff. We’re verging on going into areas of psychosis in season three.’
On upcoming events in the new season, the 60-year-old teased: ‘It goes into some very dark places. Peter is still ultimately trying to get his hands on the Book of Life, because it’s the ultimate power.
‘He can’t see beyond that to a greater good…,’ he said, before discussing the intentions of the Congregation.
‘People are meant to be working for the greater good of the people, and can’t help but have a vested interest in their own grievances and ambition.
‘That’s very much from his point of view – [Knox is] an old school patrician who firmly believes that the vampires were invented through the spells of the Book of Life. And, therefore, if we can invent them, then we can exterminate them.
‘I’ve really enjoyed getting my teeth into it,’ he added. ‘Hopefully, I’ve fleshed him out in a way that people appreciate. [The writers] have given me a certain amount of leeway and artistic freedom.’
The new series will see Diana and Matthew return to the present day after spending much of the second season in 16th century Europe.
The Sky Original first aired in 2018, with the first season coming to a close in November that year and series two premiering back in January this year.
Upcoming episodes plan to show Knox suffering the consequences of his actions and bringing the offspring of a vampire and a witch into the magical world.
Season three is based on the The Book of Life novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy.
A Discovery of Witches Season 3 premieres on Sky Showcase on January 7 at 9pm.
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