Philip Pullman‘s fantasy series of novels known has His Dark Materials has seen a big-screen adaptation of its first book, the Nicole Kidman-starring The Golden Compass. But now, we finally have proof that future books shall be adapted and enjoyed. The HBO adaptation of His Dark Materials has a new trailer for its second season, and a bunch of new images — all revealed during its Comic-Con@Home panel.
The series stars Dafne Keen as Lyra, a young girl navigating a fantastical world of multiple dimensions, daemons, and a mother (Ruth Wilson) determined to bring her home. Season 1 ended with tragedy; season 2 will bring new cast members like Andrew Scott, Jade Anouka, and Simone Kirby into the ever-complicating fold, joining returning faces like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariyon Bakare, and Amir Wilson as Lyra’s ally Will.
And that’s not all. Scott, like many of the show’s characters, will have a corresponding daemon acting as his soulmate of sorts. Voicing that daemon? None other than Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who iconically cast Scott as the Hot Priest in her masterful Fleabag series. Here’s what Scott had to say about their reunion:
My daemon is going to be played by somebody who is very close to me in real life which is a young performer and writer called Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It’s all about companionship and friendship and loyalty and that’s what I feel about Phoebe in my real life. So, it’s wonderful that that’s happening.
Uhhhhh adorbs much? Check out the trailer, first images, and official synopsis of His Dark Materials season two below. The season comes to HBO fall 2020.
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.