His Dark Materials: Season 2

His Dark Materials: Season 2

His Dark Materials: Season 2

Dafne Keen, Kit Connor and Lin-Manuel Miranda return for the second season of BBC/HBO's sci-fi adventure series based on Philip Pullman's beloved fantasy novels.

2020UK, USAHBO, BBC
AdventureScience Fiction

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 2.1
17 November 2020

The City of Magpies

Lyra and Will find themselves in a strange new place. The Magisterium take action as Mrs Coulter interrogates a suspected heretic witch, and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission.

EPISODE 2.2
17 November 2020

The Cave

Lyra crosses into Will's world, and they set off to find answers about Dust. Will is shocked to discover he has grandparents, but quickly realises he can’t trust them.

EPISODE 2.3
24 November 2020

Theft

Lyra ignores the alethiometer, with dangerous consequences for her and Will. Lee Scoresby’s search for Grumman brings an unlikely ally, and the witches seek answers.

EPISODE 2.4
1 December 2020

Tower of the Angels

In search of the knife, Will and Lyra try to gain entry into the Torre Degli Angeli. Lee finds Grumman - or Jopari, as he is now known - and they take to the sky... MORE in search of the knife bearer.

EPISODE 2.5
8 December 2020

The Scholar

Will and Lyra plan to steal the alethiometer from Boreal but are set back by an unforeseen guest. MacPhail takes decisive action, and Mary takes a leap of faith.

EPISODE 2.6
15 December 2020

Malice

Lyra and Will find allies who can help them in their search for Will’s father. The Magisterium learn something shocking, and Mrs Coulter meets a formidable foe.

EPISODE 2.7
22 December 2020

Æsahættr

As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, Lee is determined to fulfil his quest, whatever the cost. Mrs Coulter’s question is answered, and Will takes on his father’s mantle. Season finale.

His Dark Materials: Season 2 / Reviews

Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

The action is picking up, the scope of the universes is expanding, and the stakes are becoming clearer ... With luck, this show just might find its soul yet.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

For avid Pullman fans, the series might be a treat. The problem for the rest of us is that it lacks both the novelty of series one and the exciting narrative - it now feels very dense, which works well in a novel but less so in a TV series.

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Independent

Independent

His Dark Materials looks great, it’s robustly made, and there are great actors everywhere, occupying well-built universes. But it doesn’t doesn’t inspire as much wonder as it ought to.

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The Times

The Times

Amir Wilson is good as Will Parry, who comes from Earth's Oxford, and Dafne Keen has barely put a foot wrong as Lyra, who comes from the "alternative" Oxford, but I'm less engaged when minors carry the bulk of the episode. It doesn't help that Lyra's daemon, Pan, sounds like the schoolboy from the Milkybar advert. ... Give it time to blossom.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Jack Thorne, one of my favourite TV writers (The Fades, currently on BBC iPlayer, is worth your time), revels in punching up Coulter as a combination of Iago and Lady Macbeth with a hint, at her most pantomimic, of Cruella de Vil. In Thorne’s hands, you never know what she might do next.

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