The new hit HBO series, His Dark Materials, concludes its first season tonight, Monday, December 23, 2019. Episode 8 airs tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central). It will last for one hour, ending at 10:01 p.m. Eastern. You’ll likely want to watch the premiere live as it airs, so you’re not spoiled on anything.
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‘His Dark Materials’ Preview & a Look at Season 2
His Dark Materials is the new fantasy epic that very well could be HBO’s next Game of Thrones if the current reviews are any indication so far. It’s based on the trilogy by Philip Pullman, also called His Dark Materials. The series is co-developed by BBC and HBO International. The first season is based on the first novel, called Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass in the United States.) It takes place on a parallel Earth and follows the story of Lyra, an orphan girl. Her uncle Lord Asriel is at odds with Magisterium, and she’s caught in the middle.
The list of stars for this series is impressive. The cast includes Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, Mrs. Coulter as Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby.
Here’s a look at the preview for tonight’s finale.
His Dark Materials has already been renewed for a second season. It was renewed all the way back in 2018, which is unusual for a series, ScreenRant reported. This is good news, because it means the writers knew they had a second season when they were working on the first. We don’t know yet when Season 2 is premiering, but we do know that it will be eight episodes long just like Season 1. That’s definitely enough time to tell a compelling fantasy story.
Next season should follow the book The Subtle Knife, with a few changes. John Parry, who only appeared in a video in Season 1, is expected to be featured in Season 2.
Fans who saw the finale on BBC One in the UK last night are already talking about how amazing the last episode was. We won’t spoil anything here, but just know that you won’t be disappointed and you’re in for quite a ride, if their reviews are any indication.
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