‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2 Trailer Teases a Darker, Wilder Second Chapter for the Epic Series


HBO has released a new trailer for the second season of fantasy series His Dark Materials, an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s award-winning book trilogy.

Lyra (Dafne Keen) went through he wringer in the first season – and things will most certainly not be getting any easier following season 1’s emotional finale. Thankfully, she’ll still have those on her side as the inevitable war approaches. As the teaser trailer below shows, Lyra finally meets Will (Amir Wilson), from our world, after they both entered the Multiverse bridge.

The first season set up a lot of narrative to be explored and, from the action shown off in the new teaser, it appears that we’re in for a thrilling second chapter as the ruthless Magisterium and Mrs Coulter (Ruth Wilson, who was scenery-chewingly fantastic in the first season) make their moves; the witches become key in the plot; Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) meets Colonel John Parry (Andrew Scott); and much more. Can. Not. Wait.

His Dark Materials season 2, which will also be introducing Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby among the new cast members, will begin airing on HBO in the U.S. and Foxtel in Australia sometime in November.

Official synopsis for His Dark Materials season 2:

Debuting this November, the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS 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. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will, 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 searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.


Season two series regulars include 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.


HIS DARK MATERIALS is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for the BBC.