His Dark Materials is back for season 2 and fans are full of praise as Bella Ramsey of Game of Thrones fame is welcomed to the cast as Angelica.

When it arrived on our screens in 2019, His Dark Materials quickly became a must-watch series on the BBC and HBO.

The TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s legendary novel series earned an average audience just over seven million in the UK and so there was a huge amount of excitement for His Dark Materials’ season 2 return.

Season 2 opens up with Lyra in a mysterious new world where she and the equally lost Will Parry are seemingly the only ones there.

That is until Lyra spots two onlookers watching from a distance, Paola and Angelica.

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First steps in a new world

After an uneasy first meeting, Lyra and Will quickly agree to a truce in order to search their new surroundings together.

However, the pair quickly realise that they’re not alone when Lyra spots two young girls watching them from a distance and she quickly springs into action.

After a brief chase, the two girls, Paola and Angelica, are cornered and Lyra and Will can finally ask some questions about this new world.

The two girls are suspicious and defensive but are friendly enough to offer Lyra and Will some food.

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Angelica in His Dark Materials

As many fans will instantly have noticed, Angelica is played by the actress Bella Ramsey who earned high praise for her appearance as Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s Game of Thrones series.

The 17-year-old star channels much of her Game of Thrones character’s mean streak as Angelica remains just as fiery.

This will be the first time many TV viewers will have seen Bella Ramsey since her final appearance in Game of Thrones but the Nottingham-born actress has also appeared in CBBC’s The Worst Witch as well as the films Judy and Resistance since her time in Westeros came to an end.

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Fans react to Bella Ramsey in His Dark Materials

It’s safe to say that Bella Ramsey’s brief appearance as Angelica in His Dark Materials has been welcomed by the show’s fans.

One excited fan on Twitter wrote: “YO LYANNA MORMONT’S IN THIS SEASON???? BROOOOO HIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 2 AHHHHHHHH BELLA RAMSEY GET THAT PAYCHECK GIRL”

While another added: “omg lyanna mormont is in his dark materials!! wee legend.”

“Lyanna Mormont is in His Dark Materials! Now THIS is quality Sunday night TV,” wrote another.

And finally, this fan dug out a gif from Bella’s time on Game of Thrones just to remind everyone that she’s not one to mess with:

His Dark Materials continues weekly on BBC One and iPlayer after premiering on November 8th while HBO viewers can tune in to the new season from November 16th.

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