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      Season 2 – His Dark Materials

      2020 Adventure Fantasy Drama TRAILER for His Dark Materials: Season 2 Comic-Con Trailer List
      85% 33 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 250+ Ratings Audience Score During her search for a kidnapped friend, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered May 10 Buy Now

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      His Dark Materials — Season 2

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      His Dark Materials' chilly emotional core and imposing complexity is unlikely to win over the unconverted, but its sophomore season rewards the faithful with impeccable production values and cerebral thrills.

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      Episode 1 Aired Nov 16, 2020 The City of Magpies Lyra and Will find themselves in a strange new place; Mrs. Coulter interrogates a suspected heretic; Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 23, 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 realizes that he can't trust them. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 30, 2020 Theft Lyra goes against her instincts and decides to ignore the alethiometer's advice, leading to dangerous consequences. Details Episode 4 Aired Dec 7, 2020 Tower of the Angels Will and Lyra team up and concoct a plan, but they remain unaware of the dangers or the cost involved. Details Episode 5 Aired Dec 14, 2020 The Scholar Will and Lyra set out on a dangerous adventure to retrieve what has been lost; Mary takes a leap of faith. Details Episode 6 Aired Dec 21, 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. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 28, 2020 Æsahættr As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, the mission to find Will's father becomes more pressing. Having survived the balloon crash, Jopari and Lee try to locate the knife bearer, but the Magisterium are in close pursuit. Details

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      Raisa Bruner TIME Magazine The show does not break new ground, but fans of the original story-or anyone who is curious about worlds where souls exist in animal form outside of the body-will find a layered story with tender performances. May 3, 2021 Full Review Myles McNutt AV Club "The City Of Magpies" is at its best when it's focused on Lyra. Rated: B Nov 18, 2020 Full Review Ben Dowell Times (UK) Jack Thorne's scriptwriting remains tack-sharp, and there was none of that B-standard stage-school acting you often get from middle-class English kids. Nov 18, 2020 Full Review Rick Marshall Digital Trends The second season of the series takes a big step forward and deserves to be recognized as one of HBO's most beautiful and enthralling new shows. Jul 13, 2021 Full Review Alex Flood NME (New Musical Express) The first season jumped that hurdle easily, but as with any second series, book or album, the follow-up must give fans more of the same, while adding new elements to sustain interest. His Dark Materials season two does all that and more. Rated: 4/5 Jul 8, 2021 Full Review Akash Singh That Shelf What the show suffers from in its deepest form, and keeps it from being as great as it could be, is its inability to create a sense of wonder. Jun 13, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Istari D The serie goes on the right way. A lot of details, various levels of comprehension, amazing acting. Will his beeing interpreted in a great way and matches perfect with Lyra. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review Ted C I love this miniseries in its entirety. I am a fan of the book series as well. It's such an amazing story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/26/23 Full Review D J Every episode and season of this series gets progressively better and better. Absolutely amazing series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/25/23 Full Review puffinpillow Read the books if you want the complex characters of the children that made the books shine, because the TV adaptation simplifies the children. The books were realist even while written from a child's point of view and therefore intriguing. The line between good and evil was blurred, lying counted as being clever sometimes, murder could be bravery, etc. The TV adaptation feels more "Disney". Lyra is not as intelligent as she is in the books, and Will is not as wise and mature. No, I don't need everything to be "exactly as it is in the books", but if it is an important element it should be there--in the books' world children are not dumb, innocent creatures, but thinking, learning, adapting humans, different from adults yes, but no less complex. This was not shown so well in the more "actiony" TV show. Also, god damn, the "strong independent woman" trope strikes again. In season 1 I was grateful "woke-ness" did not infect this fantasy adaptation too but I spoke too soon. *spoiler alert* Season 2 rewrites Mrs. Coulter as a more caring mother when in the books there was none of that scene with Lee Scoresby where she shows concern for Lyra, and in fact in the books when she learns that Lyra is Eve, she concludes she must DESTROY Lyra. Also, what was with that scene with Lord Boreal/Sir Charles Latrom where she laments being left a poor helpless widow by Asriel? In the books she equally CHEATED with Lord Asriel, despite already being married. Yes she is aware of her status as a woman within the Church but she never monologues/whines about it like she did in the TV show. BBC definitely simplified the fascinating, complex ?villain? that was Mrs. Coulter. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/29/23 Full Review Scuba S Slid slightly from the first season, pacing is starting to be a problem, but still overall good Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/16/23 Full Review Gabriel B my eyes fell of when watching it Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Jamie Childs
      Executive Producer
      Philip Pullman, Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst, Deborah A. Forte, Toby Emmerich, Carolyn Blackwood, Ben Irving, Piers Wenger
      Screenwriter
      Jack Thorne, Francesca Gardiner, Jack Thorne
      Network
      HBO
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Nov 16, 2020