After a failed attempt by hollywood to adapt the book series to the movie screen (Golden Compass), BBC and HBO have taken another stab it at. It is darker, and more gritty then its previous attempt but thats more in line with the books. The cast lineup is big and I am excited to see where they go with it. The cast include: James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), Dafne Keen (Lyra), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby) and Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter).
Check out the first full trailer that came out at the San Diego Comic Con panel in Hall H just this weekend. Keep an eye out on our social channels for coverage from the panel itself including a funny one from Lin-Manuel where he describes what his Daemon’s ability would be. You can see that after that trailer.
His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world.
Her 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 Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.