The BBC and HBO revealed a new trailer for the second season of His Dark MaterialsDafne Keen is back as Lyra Belacqua, with Ruth Wilson as the vile Mrs. Coulter and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the friend to polar bears everywhere, Lee Scoresby.  The Great War is brewing as Lyra and Will (Amir Wilson) begin to explore their new worlds.  With season one roughly following the events of the novel The Golden Compass aka Northern Lights, the characters are now aligned to reveal the secrets of The Subtle Knife.  Mrs. Coulter has a new wardrobe and style, everything is getting a bit bleaker, and we at last get to see more of those steampunk dirigibles in action.

Expect far more from Serafina (Ruta Gedmintas) and her clan.  An episode featuring the return of James McAvoy as Lyra’s Uncle/Dad was reportedly cancelled because of pandemic delays, but various reports still peg the release for the new season in November.

Check out this new trailer for Season 2 of the BBC-produced HBO series, His Dark Materials:

The second season of His Dark Materials arrives on HBO this fall.

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