'His Dark Materials.' Courtesy HBO

It’s an Epic Bear Attack in new His Dark Materials Trailer

Now that HBO’s new epic fantasy series His Dark Materials has bowed (spectacularly, we might add), we’ve got a fresh trailer on our hands that looks at the weeks ahead. And while we’re thrilled to follow Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) as her adventure becomes wilder and more dangerous, there’s one particular moment everyone’s waiting for—the armored bear attack.

The premiere episode “Lyra’s Jordan” delivered in a big way, and by the end, we had Lyra heading to London on a journey to find her buddy Roger (Lewin Lloyd) with her new “friend” Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson). Yet Mrs. Coulter is not quite who she claims to be, and she promises Lyra she can teach her to become more powerful than she could ever imagine. Lyra’s journey is about to turn into an epic quest involving missing children and wild creatures. One of those creatures is a colossal armored polar bear. The last time we saw a polar bear on HBO, things went bad—really bad.

Check out the new trailer here:

Here’s His Dark Materials official description via HBO:

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.

Who has got the better title sequence, His Dark Materials or Game of Thrones?

Featured image: ‘His Dark Materials.’ Courtesy HBO

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