Season 2 finds Lyra (Dafne Keen) in a strange new world after crossing the Multiverse bridge during season 1’s emotional finale. As the trailer below shows, Lyra meets Will (Amir Wilson), learning that their destinies are tied. Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) embarks on a ruthless search for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary. And all the meanwhile, war begins to brew, as the Magisterium makes moves and the Witches become involved.
It’s an exciting trailer, promising a dramatic and exciting second chapter of HBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s award-winning book trilogy. It took me a few eps to get into the first season, but by the end I was fully invested in Lyra’s plight and more than ready to explore more of this surprisingly unforgiving universe. Can’t wait.
His Dark Materials season 2, also bringing back Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariyon Bakare and Andrew Scott, and introducing Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby among the new faces, hits HBO in the US on November 16 and Foxtel in Australia on November 17.