Did anybody in America really watch season 1 of HBO sequence His Dark Materials? The HBO/BBC co-production debuted in November 2019 to middling-but-positive reviews, after which stateside dialog concerning the present appeared to instantly drop off. The rankings for the present put it squarely in the middle of the pack for HBO’s originals. But the sequence was a major hit for the BBC, which helps justify the present’s vital price tag. (It broke BBC cost records.) The sequence was renewed for a second season earlier than season 1 even aired, and now Comic-Con has introduced alongside the primary trailer for that new season, which comes with much more depth and drama, and much more fantasy parts than earlier than.
The present is predicated on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, with season 1 masking e-book 1, The Golden Compass, and season 2 heading into the sequel, The Subtle Knife. As the trailer mentions, the knife within the title is a magical weapon able to slicing by means of the limitations between worlds, which turns into extra related because the sequence strikes from world to world. Like the unique sequence trailer, this newest one leans closely on motion and grim drama, in an try to flee the extra child-friendly tone of an earlier try and adapt the sequence for the large display screen. Here’s HBO’s abstract:
In the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a brand new world, and, distraught over the loss of life of her greatest buddy, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In an odd and mysterious deserted metropolis she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from our world who can also be working from a troubled previous. Lyra and Will be taught their destinies are tied to reuniting Will together with his father however discover their path is continually thwarted as a struggle begins to brew round them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, decided to deliver her dwelling by any means vital.
The trailer additionally options glimpses at returning characters Mrs. Coulter (performed by Ruth Wilson), Lord Boreal (Ariyon Bakare), and Lee Scoresby (Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda), alongside new characters John Parry (Andrew Scott), Ruta Skadi (Jade Anouka), and Dr. Mary Malone (Simone Kirby). While season 1 was eight episodes lengthy, the present’s Comic-Con panel studies that season 2 will solely be seven episodes, as a result of an eighth — a stand-alone story about Lord Asriel journeying between worlds — was not accomplished earlier than the COVID-19 quarantine began.
HBO has not set a date for season 2 of His Dark Materials, however in line with the trailer, the present will premiere in fall 2020.