Iorek Byrnison Makes His Debut in His Dark Materials Episode 4 Promo

HBO has released a new promo for the upcoming His Dark Materials Episode 4. After escaping from the clutches of Mrs. Coulter, Lyra makes it to the North. Now she must find someone — or something — who is willing to fight by her side. And what’s better than an armoured bear? The synopsis of “Armour” reads as follows:

“Lyra and the Gyptians arrive in the North and seek the help of the Witches’ Consul, Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby and an armoured bear in service to the town.”

Otto Bathurst directed the episode written by Jack Thorne. You can watch the new His Dark Materials Episode 4 promo in the player below.

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The His Dark Materials cast also includes Dafne Keen (Logan), James McAvoy (Dark Phoenix), as well as Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns). In a parallel universe where all humans have animal companions called dæmons, the young Lyra, living a sheltered life among the academics at Jordan College, Oxford, discovers a dangerous secret.

Other cast members include Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Ma Costa, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram, Lucien Msamati (Richard II) as John Faa, Mat Fraser (Cast Offs) as Raymond Van Geritt, as well as Geoff Bell (War Horse) as Jack Verhoeven, and Simon Manyonda (King Lear) as Benjamin de Ruyter.

Part of Philip Pullman’s trilogy was previously transported to the big screen in The Golden Compass. The 2007 movie starred Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, as well as Dakota Blue Richards, and Eva Green. Chris Weitz’s movie, though, covered just Pullman’s first novel, also called Northern Lights.

The next episode of His Dark Materials will air on November 25 on HBO.