In a bid to finally do Philip Pullman’s work Justice, BNC and HBO combined their parallel worlds for a new adaptation of His Dark Materials. Despite some mixed reviews and a decline in rating, the two networks decided early on to go ahead with a second season, which means it’s already been filmed. Lin Manuel Miranda, who plays Lee Scoresby.
ABOUT THE SEASON 1:
But we can’t do anything about it. You’ve just got to get on with it and hope for the best. Maybe in the last month, we’ll be like, Argh, no, reshoot. But what lies in store for Lyra and Pam in the future? Will James McAvoy continue to model the best knitwear that money can buy? And what the heck is a Subtle knife?.
WHEN WILL IT RELEASE?
It’s hard to say exactly when His Dark Materials Season 2 will air. Saying that though, all eight episodes of the second season have already been filmed, so it seems very likely that His Dark Materials will return by the end of 2020 at the very latest. We’d anticipate the same launch window as season 1 at the beginning of November.
THE CAST INCLUDED?
Just like a book, it’s safe to assume that Season 2 of His Dark Materials will directly pick up where the first one left off, so expect to see most of the original cast return in the second outing: Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare, James M Avoy, Lin- Manuel Miranda.
STORYLINE DETAILS FOR SEASON 2
Season 2 will adapt The Subtle Knife, Pullman’s second book in the original trilogy. While it’s safe to assume that most of the story beats will be picked up again on screen, season one has already played around with the story a bit, so season two still has the potential to surprise fans. Still, we’re almost certain that will Parry will join Lyra in Cittàgazze at some point, the two moving between their own worlds and other, newly discovered universes as we begin to see the cosmic not to say apocalyptic consequences of Ariel’s discoveries about the nature of dust.
We can also assume that Magisterium will play an ever-larger role in season 2 than they have thus far, further cementing His Dark Materials as a timely and politically relevant adaptation of Pullman’s work. Trailers usually land in the month leading up to a show’s release, so once we know that we’ll have a better idea.