His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. Bad Wolf and New Line Productions produced this series for BBC One and HBO.
The first part of the series premiered on the 3rd of November, 2019, on BBC One in the United Kingdom, and the next day on HBO in the United States and other countries. The first season consisted of 8 episodes with a running time of 60 minutes per episode.
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
His Dark Materials, set in a multi-world reality, follows the life of a young girl named Lyra Belacqua, who is an orphan living with the scholars at Jordan College, Oxford. In her search for a missing friend, Lyra uncovers a series of kidnappings and its link to a mysterious substance called Dust, which leads her on a journey of dangerous revelations.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 81% based on reviews from 90 critics, with an average rating of 7.69/10. On Metacritic, the series has a score of 69 out of 100 based on reviews from 22 critics. In conclusion, season 1 has received an overwhelming response from the audience.
WHEN WILL SEASON 2 RELEASE?
The makers haven’t confirmed an official release date. However, they had renewed His Dark Materials for a second season before the first season was premiered. Fans expect to see His Dark Materials 2 by the end of 2020. However, there can be a delay due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
WHAT WILL THE PLOT BE?
Season 2 will pick up from where it left in the first season. Season two will adapt The Subtle Knife, Pullman’s second book in the original trilogy. However, season 2 has the potential to surprise the fans, as we had seen that season 1 included some variations in the original story. However, there is no official statement regarding this. Till then, we will have to wait for further updates.
WHAT WILL THE CAST OF SEASON 2 BE?
We will see the coming back in season 2.
- 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