HBO's His Dark Materials Releases Season 2 Trailer

The new episodes will kick off this November.


HBO has released a trailer for Season 2 of His Dark Materials, which is due to debut this November. The show is based on the Philip Pullman trilogy of fantasy novels comprising Northern Lights (known as The Golden Compass in the US), The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

The Season 2 trailer shows off stars Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Ariyon Bakare, Andrew Scott, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka, and Simone Kirby. According to a release, the second season "begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra follows Asriel into the unknown."

Like Season 1, this upcoming season was written by Jack Thorne, who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He also was attached to re-write Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before being replaced.

If you missed the first season on HBO last year and are wondering whether to start by reading the books or watching the adaptation first, you can read our rundown of how the two differ here. His Dark Materials was also adapted previously in 2007 for the Daniel Craig movie The Golden Compass, and also a video game of the same name.

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