The wait for more magical prophecy, delightful daemons, and the next chapter in Lyra (Dafne Keen‘s) epic journey is finally almost over. His Dark Materials returns next month, and HBO has debuted a trailer… and oh boy, fans of Philip Pullman‘s ‘The Subtle Knife’ are about to be real happy.
Alongside Keen, the second season sees the return of Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Ariyon Bakare, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas and Lin-Manuel Miranda, alongside newcomers Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka, Simone Kirby, and an expanded part for Hot Priest himself, Andrew Scott, as Colonel John Parry, who snuck into the first season in the last 2 episodes and stars as a series regular in Season 2. And in perhaps the most charming bit of casting in recent memory, his osprey daemon is voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Heck yeah.
Check out the new synopsis below.
Season two 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.