His dark materials is a fantasy drama based on the trilogy by Philip Pullman of the same name. In 2007, a film adaptation was made of the first book in the series, the Golden Compass. The film received a lot of backlashes and resulted in two canceled sequels.
12 years later, in 2019, the book series was picked up to be made into a television reboot. His dark materials, aired its first episode on 3rd November 2019, on BBC One and later on 4th November on HBO. Both the streaming platforms aired the 8-episode series. As it is a joint venture of BBC one and HBO.
Even before the first season aired, His Dark materials were renewed for season 2. It was confirmed that this season shall also consist of 8 episodes like the previous season.
Release Date of His Dark Materials Season 2
His Dark Materials is created by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions. Neither of the two has made any announcements so far regarding the release date of season two.
The streaming platforms, BBC one and HBO, as well, have remained hush about the premiere of season 2. But the Lin Manuel Miranda on his twitter handle, shared media, regarding the wrap up of season 2. Indicating that the shooting of season 2 is over. Now all fans need to do is wait for an official announcement. Assuming the shooting to be over, we can expect that season 2, might air sometime in November 2020.
The previous season had released in November 2019. Thus, it shall be a safe bet, to assume, the same from season 2.
His Dark Materials Season 2: Storyline
The premise of the series is based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials. It follows the life of Lyra Belacqua, an orphan, who has been raised in Jordan College. It is set a multi-dimensional reality, where different objects, humans alike can pass through different universes. The story itself is set on an alternate universe where humans, have Daemons as pets, who have parts of human souls. These pets are animal companions of every human in that universe.
With Lyra, we have her daemon, Pantalaimon. She along with him discovers terrifying secrets involving Lord Asriel Belacqua and Marisa Coulter. In connection to this, she also finds out a series of kidnapping of young children, for different experiments. Which leads, to her meeting a boy named, Will. In the later parts of the story, he becomes an important element.
His Dark Materials Season 2: Expected Plot
Since the series is based on the novels, fans already have some idea about the expected plot of the upcoming season. Season 1, covered the story of the first book, The Golden Compass. Season 2, is expected to be based on The Subtle Knife.
His Dark Materials Season 2, is assumed to begin exactly from where the previous season stopped. We might see Parry in Cittàgazze, and also expect Lyra to be there. A chance encounter is likely, between the two. As both parties are exploring different universes.
His Dark Materials Season 2: Cast and Trailer
Assuming from season 1, not much has changed. The previous cast all set to return for season 2. Some of the cast members from season 1 include Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Ariyon Bakare, James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
No trailer or teaser has yet been officially released. Until then, below is the trailer for season 1.