It’s been less than a year since the ending of season 1 of His Dark Materials, and with the slice of a (subtle) knife season 2 is now upon us. HBO released the first official trailer for the second season Comic-Con@Home.
Included in the trailer is the very first glimpse at the mysterious city of Cittàgaze as well as footage of new season 2 cast members Andrew Scott (“John Parry”), Jade Anouka (“Ruta Skadi”), and Simone Kirby (“Dr. Mary Malone”), who join returning cast Dafne Keen (“Lyra”), Ruth Wilson (“Mrs Coulter”), Ariyon Bakare (“Lord Boreal”), Amir Wilson (“Will”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Lee Scoresby”).
In the second season of His Dark Materials, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.
While there’s no release date for season 2 yet, season 1 premiered in November 2019, so we can definitely see more of Lyra and gang by the end of 2020. And while season 2 was scheduled for 8 episodes, we’re down to seven episodes due to the pandemic: The episode said to feature a self-contained storyline focusing on Lord Asriel has been cut.
But right now, you can stream or download the entire first season of His Dark Materials on HBO GO.