His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions for BBC One and HBO, with the latter handling international distribution.
The eight-episode first series premiered on 3 November 2019 with 8 episodes on BBC One in the United Kingdom and on 4 November on HBO in the United States. Before the series premiered, His Dark Materials was renewed for a second series of eight episodes.
Its first season got 80% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and mixed reviews.
The creators decided to go ahead with the second season after the first one and all the eight episodes have already been filmed. So here is everything you need to know about it.
His Dark Materials season 2: Cast
The cast for season 2 will include:
- Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua
- Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter
- Clarke Peters as The Master
- James Cosmo as Farder Coram
- Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal
- James McAvoy as Lord Asriel
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby
His Dark Materials season 2: Plot
Season 2 will pick up from where it left in season one. Season two will adapt The Subtle Knife, Pullman’s second book in the original trilogy. While it’s safe to assume that most of the story beats will be picked up again on screen, season one has already played around with the story a bit, so season two still has the potential to surprise fans.
We’re certain that Will Parry will join Lyra in Cittàgazze at some point, the two moving between their worlds and other, newly discovered universes as we begin to see the cosmic – not to say apocalyptic – consequences of Asriel’s discoveries about the nature of Dust.
There is no official announcement regarding the launch of the trailer. Generally trailers usually land in the month leading up to a show’s release, so we will keep you posted once the makers confirm the date.
Release date of season 2
There is no official date for the release of season 2 but we can expect it to be released by the end of 2020.
Stay tuned for all the latest updates.