His Dark Materials 2020 UK release date – trailer, plot and cast from season 2

His Dark Materials release date - when does it start on TV?

A UK release date for season 2 of His Dark Materials in 2020 has been revealed.

Based on Philip Pullman’s acclaimed series of novels, the new TV adaption of His Dark Materials is written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, This is England ’88).

The first instalment – which premiered on BBC One last year – of His Dark Materials introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined.

His Dark Materials 2020 release date

Season 2 of His Dark Materials will start in the UK on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday, November 8 at 8:10PM.

A first trailer from the new episodes was revealed earlier this year.

The series 2 teaser includes footage of new series two cast members Andrew Scott (John Parry), Jade Anouka (Ruta Skadi), Terence Stamp (Giacomo Paradisi) and Simone Kirby (Dr. Mary Malone) as well as the very first glimpse at the mysterious city of Cittàgazze.

A synopsis reveals: “In the second series of His Dark Materials, 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.”

His Dark Materials season 2 will air later this year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from November 8.