BBC Releases First Teaser For New Adaption Of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Series

Posted by at 4:06 pm on February 24, 2019

More than three years after it was first announced, the BBC has released a teaser trailer for its adaptation of His Dark Materials, which is set to make its stateside debut on HBO.

Philip Pullman’s book trilogy — which consists of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass — opens by following Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

The small-screen adaptation boasts an all-star ensemble that includes X-Men‘s James McAvoy (as Lord Asriel), The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson (as Mrs. Coulter) and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Lee Scoresby). They are joined by The Wire‘s Clarke Peters (as The Master) and Logan breakout Dafne Keen (as the aforementioned Lyra).

“We wanted fans to have a tiny glimpse of His Dark Materials,” executive producer Jane Tranter said in a statement. “As with Lyra, there are many more worlds to discover as we start upon this epic journey.”

HBO has not yet set a premiere date for His Dark Materials, though network president Casey Bloys recently suggested that it would air on Monday nights in late 2019.


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