“His Dark Materials Season 2” is a fantasy film and television series adapted from the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. It was produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions for BBC One and HBO, the latter responsible for international distribution.
The first series of the eighth episode premiered on BBC One in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2019, and on HBO in the United States and other markets on November 4. Before the premiere of the series, his “Dark Matter” was renewed as the second episode, a total of seven episodes, which will premiere in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2020 and in the United States on November 16, 2020.
“His Dark Materials” is set in a multi-world reality, where the actions are transferred from one world to another. The story begins in an alternative world, in this world, all human beings have animal companions called demons, which are the embodiment of the human soul.
The series tells the life of a young girl named Lyra, an orphan, living with scholars at Oxford Jordan College. Just like in Pullman’s novel, Lyra has discovered a dangerous secret involving Lord Asriel and Marissa Kurt. In the process of searching for missing friends, Lyra also discovered a series of kidnapping incidents, which were connected with a mysterious substance called “dust”, which made her embark on an epic journey and will join a girl named Will’s boy crosses the road.
On July 24, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere in the United Kingdom and the United States in the fourth quarter of 2019. According to sources, the series premiered on BBC One on September 12, 2019 on November 3, 2019, and premiered on HBO the next night.
In New Zealand, the series is broadcast by Sky TV and can be viewed on the streaming service Neon. The series began on November 5, 2019. In Australia, the series is distributed by the cable and satellite television company Foxtel through its HBO export transaction.
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The second series will premiere in the UK on November 8, 2020, and in the United States on November 16, 2020.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua (also known as Lyra Silvertongue), a girl who was raised at Jordan College.
Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, an explorer and powerful figure at the Magisterium who is Lyra’s mother.
Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, a Gyptian woman who previously nursed Lyra.
Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College.
James Cosmo as Farder Coram, an elderly Gyptian and Serafina’s former lover.
Ariyon Bakare as Lord Carlo Boreal, an authoritative figure at the Magisterium who crosses between two worlds. In Will’s world, he is known as Sir Charles Latrom.
Will Keen as Father MacPhail, a Magisterium official.
Lucian Msamati as John Faa, the lord of the Western Gyptians.
Gary Lewis as Thorold, Asriel’s assistant.
Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, a kitchen boy who is Lyra’s best friend.
Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa, Ma Costa’s elder son.
James McAvoy as Lord Asriel Belacqua, a scholar and explorer who is Lyra’s father.
Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, an aeronaut.
Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, a witch who is a member of a coven at Lake Enera, and Coram’s former lover.
Lia Williams as Dr Cooper, a Magisterium scientist operating in Bolvangar.
Amir Wilson as Will Parry, a secondary school student from Oxford, whose father disappeared 13 years ago.
Nina Sosanya as Elaine Parry, Will’s sick mother.
Andrew Scott as Colonel John Parry, a marine and explorer who is Will’s father. In Lyra’s world, he is known as Stanislaus Grumman.
Recurring and guest
Simon Manyonda as Benjamin De Ruyter
Geoff Bell as Jack Verhoeven
Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa, a Gyptian boy captured by the Gobblers, and Ma Costa’s younger son.
Mat Fraser as Raymond Van Gerritt
David Langham as Father Garret
Robert Emms as Thomas, an agent working for Boreal who spies on Will’s family.
Morfydd Clark as Sister Clara
Frank Bourke as Fra Pavel
Jamie Wilkes as The Pale-Faced Man, an unnamed associate of Thomas.
Joe Tandberg as Iorek Byrnison (voice and motion-capture), an armoured bear.
Ian Gelder as Charles
Patrick Godfrey as Butler
Richard Cunningham as Chaplain
Nabil Elouahabi as The Bright-Eyed Man
Harry Melling as Sysselman
Omid Djalili as Dr Martin Lanselius
Ray Fearon as Mr Hanway, Will’s school boxing coach.
Georgina Campbell as Adele Starminster, a reporter.
Simone Kirby as Dr. Mary Malone
Terence Stamp as Giacomo Paradisi
Bella Ramsey as Angelica
Ella Schrey-Yeats as Paola
Oliver Monaghan as Baruch
I-Kay Agu as Balthamos
Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi
Helen McCrory as Stelmaria, Asriel’s daemon
Kit Connor as Pantalaimon, Lyra’s daemon
Eloise Little as Salcilia, Roger’s daemon
Phoebe Scholfield as Alicia, the Master’s daemon
Libby Rodliffe as Lyuba, Tony Costa’s daemon
Cristela Alonzo as Hester, Lee Scoresby’s daemon
David Suchet as Kaisa, Serafina Pekkala’s daemon
Peter Serafinowicz as Iofur Raknison
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Sayan Kötör, John Parry’s daemon
Sope Dirisu as Sergi, Ruta Kadi’s daemon
In addition, lead puppeteer Brian Fisher provides the uncredited vocalisations for Mrs Coulter’s monkey daemon.