THE first trailer for His Dark Materials season two has warned of the ‘greatest war there ever was’ as the hunt for Lyra rages on.
The hit HBO and BBC series returns next month, and the trailer teases an all mighty clash between those protecting Lyra and her friend Will Parry, and Lord Boreal and the Magisterium.
Lyra is crucial to the ‘prophecy’ mentioned by her evil mother Marisa Coulter, who says: “The world’s changing. We’ve all sensed it. The prophecy is clear.”
Thankfully, Lyra has the support of a group of witches, who pledge to protect her and say: “The child will bring the end of the great war.”
Dafne Keen reprises her role as Lyra, as does Ruth Wilson as Marisa and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby.
Joining the cast for season two is Fleabag’s ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott, who plays Will’s dad John Parry.
The trailer starts with Lyra walking through a rip in her reality which was caused by Lord Asriel, her father.
She steps into a mysterious new world called Cittagazze – City of Magpies in Italian – and meets Will.
John Parry then explains that Will has taken control of the powerful ‘subtle’ knife, which can slice between two worlds, meaning his and Lyra’s destinies become entwined.
Other new characters for season two include the witch queen Ruta Skadi, played by Jade Anouk, and Giacomo Paradisi, the man who possesses the subtle knife, played by Terence Stamp.
Lyra and Will have to hope his possession of the subtle blade is enough to stop the Magisterium from finding Lord Asriel and conquering the other world he revealed.
The first season of His Dark Materials aired in November last year and is set to return to HBO on Monday, November 16.
The BBC is yet to confirm an air date for season two in the UK, but it is believed the premiere date will be Sunday, November 15.