After the anticlimactic end to “Game of Thrones,” HBO has been searching for that series that can not only fill a place in the schedule but also become a part of the cultural conversation. While “Westworld” seemed like the heir apparent, the most recent season failed to really grow the audience. And now, HBO is looking at the return of “His Dark Materials” as the potential epic action series that can become another jewel in the crown of the premium network.
As seen in the teaser for Season 2, it would appear that “His Dark Materials” is ramping up for a new batch of epic episodes continuing the story of Lyra and the events of last season when Lord Asriel opened a bridge to a new world. Now, with the assistance of her new ally, Will, Lyra must figure out how the duo are connected as a war is brewing all around them.
“His Dark Materials” stars Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Ariyon Bakare, Andrew Scott, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Joining the cast for Season 2 are Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka, and Simone Kirby. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also signed up, but she’s expected to have a very small role as osprey dæmon, Sayan Kötör.
Here’s the synopsis for Season 2:
Debuting this November, the second season 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.
“His Dark Materials” Season 2 premieres on HBO in November. You can watch the new teaser below.