During Comic-Con@Home on Thursday (July 23, 2020), out actor Scott revealed that Waller-Bridge will have a small voice role in Season 2 of the BBC and HBO fantasy drama, featuring as his character John Parry’s osprey dæmon Sayan Kötör. In the world created by Philip Pullman, the bond between person and dæmon is sacred, with the animal representing a physical manifestation of a human soul.
Scott said this connection has echoes of his and Waller-Bridge’s closeness in real-life. “What’s beautiful to me about the books is the relationship with the dæmons and, I think this is the first time we are revealing this, but my dæmon is going to be played by someone who is very close to me in my real life: a young performer and writer called Phoebe Waller-Bridge,” he explained.
“The relationship is all about companionship, friendship, and loyalty and that’s what I feel about Phoebe in my real life so it’s wonderful that this is happening.”
The first season of His Dark Materials followed Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s 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 a determined and courageous boy called Will. Together they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.
Watch the trailer for season His Dark Materials Season Two.