A War Is Brewing In Trailer For ‘His Dark Materials’ Season Two

A war is brewing in the new teasers for His Dark Materials season 2. The HBO series, which the network is hoping will be its next must-see series after Game of Thrones and Westworld, picks up with the second novel by author Philip Kaufman, The Subtle Knife. It finds young Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) in an all-new, all-different world, with the dangers as great as ever.

Last season ended with Lyra chasing her duplicitous father, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy), into the realm of CittĂ gazze, where there is a war brewing. She’s found a new ally in Will Parry (Amir Wilson), a boy who she shares a mysterious connection to.

The cast includes much of the first season cast; Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Ariyon Bakare, Andrew Scott, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka, and Simone Kirby are new additions in roles both large and small.

His Dark Materials returns to HBO for season 2 this November.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

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