TV - His Dark Materials

With series 2 of His Dark Materials due on Sunday, here's the series trailer and some behind the scenes featurettes to bring you up to speed ...

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season followed Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

In the second series, 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.

Here, the cast and crew of His Dark Materials explain what the Panserbjørn, Magisterium, Gyptians, and Spy-Flies are.

Secondly, the cast and crew explain what an alethiometer, daemons and the mysterious Dust are.

And finally a look at the new trailer along with a third new featurette.

His Dark Materials series 2 starts on 8th November on BBC One and iPlayer.

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