A Battle Is Coming in His Dark Materials Episode 5 Promo

HBO has released a new promo for the upcoming His Dark Materials Episode 5. Even though the mighty Iorek Byrnison has joined the party, Lyra and the Gyptians still need new allies. They will have to convince Serafina Pekkala and her fellow witches to help them in their wild-goose chase. The synopsis of “The Lost Boy” reads as follows:

“The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.”

Otto Bathurst directed the episode written by Jack Thorne. You can watch the new His Dark Materials Episode 5 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 December 2 on HBO.