Just a few hours before their scheduled Comic-Con@Home panel, the creators of His Dark Materials have announced three new cast members! As Deadline exclusively reports, Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka, and Simone Kirby will join the series in season 2. Stamp will play Giacomo Paradisi, a key character in the second book in the original trilogy. Anouka will play Ruta Skadi, a witch who joins with Serafina Pekkala to fight the Magisterium. Finally, Kirby will play Dr. Mary Malone, who plays a major role in both The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
The second season of His Dark Materials is expected to premiere later this year on the BBC and HBO and will be based on The Subtle Knife. The rest of the cast includes Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Amir Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, with several set to join the panel later today. For more of our coverage of the series, click here!