Silva Screen digitally released the second volume of the highly successful 2019 concept album as an introduction to His Dark Materials Series Two music. Composed by Lorne Balfe, the album presents the newly composed principal themes from Series Two. ‘’Writing the score for season two was a fantastic experience due to being able to delve into the musical world of Cittàgazze.” says Lorne. “Recording the score had its challenges due to COVID. Musicians and singers from Inverness , Cardiff, London, Vienna and Bulgaria contributed to this season's soundtrack and made the music come alive.’’
The series will return to BBC One on Sunday, November 8th at 8.00pm and to HBO on Monday, November 16th at 9pm . Series 2 is based on The Subtle Knife, the second book in Philip Pullman’s trilogy. Dafne Keen is back as Lyra Belacqua alongside Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter and Lin Manuel-Miranda as Lee Scoresby. Also returning for series two is Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Joe Tandberg as Lorek Byrnison and Helen McCrory as Stelmaria. Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp, Andrew Scott, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby.
Lorne Balfe (Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Lego Batman Movie, Churchill) is a Grammy Award winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them. Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
His Dark Materials Series Two is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. [http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
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