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'His Dark Materials' Part 2: Release Date Finally Announced As New Trailer Drops

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'His Dark Materials' Part 2: Release Date Finally Announced As New Trailer Drops

Fans of His Dark Materials have been eagerly awaiting updates on when the next instalment of the fantasy adventure series will grace our screens.

And the BBC has just come through with the exciting news that Season 2 will land this autumn, also dropping a brand new trailer.

Announcing the news on Friday, they said: "HisDarkMaterials returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer this November," teasing: "The fate of many worlds may rest on you. The epic journey continues."

You can watch the clip here:

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Based on the Philip Pullman novel The Subtle Knife, part two of the trilogy will follow Lyra as she continues to investigate the mysterious dust phenomenon and the people seeking to use it against defenceless children.

And if the trailer's anything to go by, it's set to be just as dark and twisty as The Northern Lights.

It sees Lyra, seemingly lost and terrified as she navigates the mysterious doorways in between worlds with new friend Will Parry (played by Amir Wilson). Danger lurks in every corner and Lyra must also avoid her estranged mother Mrs Coulter, who is on the warpath after she destroyed the intercision machine at Bolvangar.

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The first season of the trilogy was hailed as "magnificent" by fans, with some even comparing the fantasy series to Harry Potter.

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Based on the trilogy of books by Philip Pullman, the first season followed Lyra Belacqua (played by Dafne Keen), a young girl who embarks upon a magical adventure through a series of parallel universes.

Her mission? To find her kidnapped friend, but the youngster soon gets embroiled in the workings of a sinister organisation of kidnapping children.

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Along the way, the fantasy drama saw Lyra encounter mystical creatures, such as Bear King and Iofur Raknison, an enormous armed polar bear.

James McAvoy played Lyra's uncle, the adventurer Lord Asriel, meanwhile Ruth Wilson starred as the evil Mrs. Coulter, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby.

When the first episode of the adaptation aired, it drew in a whopping 7.2 million viewers.

Ruth Wilson will also return (Credit: BBC/HBO)
Ruth Wilson will also return (Credit: BBC/HBO)
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Now, the second season - based on the second book of the trilogy, The Subtle Knife - is finally on the horizon and we cannot wait. This time, Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, grieving over the loss of her best friend, Lyra follows her uncle into the unknown.

She meets Will, a boy who is from the same world from Lyra and also running from his troubles. BBC explain the pair soon realise their destinies are "tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew".

Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) is in search of Lyra, determined to bring her home to their world no matter the cost.

It's set to be just as addictive as the first season (Credit: BBC/HBO)
It's set to be just as addictive as the first season (Credit: BBC/HBO)
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If that wasn't exciting enough, Andrew Scott (who plays John Parry) revealed at a virtual Comic Con panel for the show yesterday, that Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be joining the cast for Season 2. Yasss!

"My daemon is going to be played by somebody who is very close to me in real life," he said.

"Which is a young performer and writer called Phoebe Waller-Bridge."

Phoebe's role is said to be a small cameo but we are very excited nonetheless.

Featured Image Credit: BBC One

Topics: TV News, Philip Pullman

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