His Dark Materials is based upon the bestselling book by Philip Pullman and tells the story of Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.
The majority of season two of His Dark Materials is based upon the second book, ‘The Subtle Knife’, and the BBC dropped a trailer for season two during a panel at Comic-Con@Home.