WATCH: His Dark Materials Season 2 Trailer

His Dark Materials S2HBO has released the official teaser for the upcoming season of its epic adaptation of His Dark Materials.

“The skies are darkening, the world’s changing…”

The short clip teases a much darker and more complex season ahead, with the threat of a great war looming over the horizon. While the first season adapted The Golden Compass, the second will adapt the next book in the trilogy, The Subtle Knife, and will introduce new characters and new worlds.

His Dark Materials S2Dafne Keen stars as Lyra Belacqua, the heroine of the piece, while Amir Wilson stars as Will Parry, a mysterious young man Lyra meets who is running away from a troubled past. They soon learn that their destinies are linked to finding Will’s father but as they continue their journey, they encounter many dangerous obstacles as a massive conflict brews around them. They will also have to contend with the threat of Mrs. Coulter (played by Ruth Wilson) who is determined to bring Lyra back home by any means necessary.

As previously reported, the new cast members will be Andrew Scott, Jade Anouka, Simone Kirby, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the voice of Scott’s daemon.

Here is the official synopsis of the season:

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.”

His Dark Materials season two will premiere on HBO in November.

Check out the trailer below: