This Fall? THIS FALL?
Maybe it’s the pandemic (it is the pandemic), but I’ve gotten used to the idea that I’m not getting any of my favorite shows back anytime soon. And then HBO comes and gives me not just a trailer for season 2 of His Dark Materials, which is, by the way, based on my favorite book in the trilogy, The Subtle Knife, but also that gift.
The words: This fall.
I need a moment or five. I’m going to cry a little.
The trailer isn’t that long, but it features our “very first glimpse at the mysterious city of Cittàgaze as well as footage of new season 2 cast members Andrew Scott (“John Parry”), Jade Anouka (“Ruta Skadi”), and Simone Kirby (“Dr. Mary Malone”), who join returning cast Dafne Keen (“Lyra”), Ruth Wilson (“Mrs Coulter”), Ariyon Bakare (“Lord Boreal”), Amir Wilson (“Will”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Lee Scoresby”).”
You can check out the trailer here:
In the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will (Amir Wilson), 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 (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary. HIS DARK MATERIALS is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.