His Dark Materials Season 2 Release Date, Cast & Plot

His Dark Materials Season 2
HBO

With everything happening, we needed His Dark Materials as much as you did. The star-studded cast, the incredible plotline, the amazing twists and turns – it’s one of the shows that reached a whole new level of crazy that made our reality a bit more bearable.

This adaptation of Philip Pullman’s famous trilogy has infiltrated our screens and lives. With fans on the edge of their seats as each episode airs, it’s no wonder that everyone is asking for the show’s second season to air already.

His Dark Materials
HBO

Plot of His Dark Materials Season 2

The first season focused on introducing Lyra to the world. She is an orphan who discovers a new world along with her parents Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter, although she didn’t know that they were her biological parents at the time.
Her parents who are played by James McAvoy and Marisa Coulter are at the two ends of a war between religious forces and explorers.

With the first season based on the first installment of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials Season 2 will be based on the second installment which is entitled “Northern Lights”. If the series will stick by the book’s plot, we should see Lyra continue her journey to find her father with a new companion, Will Parry.

The Cast of His Dark Materials Season 2

Let’s start off with the bad news, James McAvoy will not be in His Dark Materials Season 2 due to the pandemic. Although producers say that it will only be affecting one self-contained episode, we’re pretty sure that the show won’t be the same with one of their brightest stars benched out.

Instead of having eight episodes, only seven will grace our screens and one of them is not from the book it was derived from. However, it was written with Philip Pullman’s blessing so it should be as good as the rest of the episodes.

  • Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua
  • Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter
  • Clarke Peters as The Master
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby
  • Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow
  • Anne-Marie Duff as Marisa Costa

So, When Will His Dark Materials Season 2 Be Released?

This morning, the official Twitter account of His Dark Materials tweeted a poster of the show saying that the new season will start airing on HBO Max this November 16.

Where Can I Watch the New Episodes of His Dark Materials When They Air?

The trailer of His Dark Materials Season 2 was released at the online San Diego Comic Con replacement Comic-Con @Home. Watch it here:

With the release date of His Dark Materials Season 2 nearing, you may probably be wondering where you could see it. According to our sources, you will be able to watch it on HBO Max, Netflix, BBC One, and BBC iPlayer.

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