On the first day of the San Diego Comic-Con, HBO and BBC released a new trailer for the upcoming fantasy series His Dark Materials. Watch it below…
Based on the book series by Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials follows a young girl who travels alternate worlds in search of missing children.
The series stars Dafne Keen (Logan) as the lead character Lyra, James McAvoy (It: Chapter Two) as her uncle Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Mrs. Coulter, Clarke Peters (The Wire) as The Master and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) as Lee Scoresby. Also appearing in the series is Ian Gelder (Queers) as Librarian Scholar Charles, Will Keen (Wolf Hall) as Father MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare (Life) as Lord Boreal, and Georgina Campbell (Krypton) as Adele Starminster.
Other cast members include Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Ma Costa, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram, Lucien Msamati (Richard II) as John Faa, Mat Fraser (Cast Offs) as Raymond Van Geritt, Geoff Bell (War Horse) as Jack Verhoeven, Simon Manyonda (King Lear) as Benjamin de Ruyter, Lewin Lloyd (Taboo) as Roger Parslow, Daniel Frogson (The Devil Outside) as Tony Costa, Tyler Howitt (Apple Tree House) as Billy Costa and Archie Barnes (Patrick) as Pantalaimon.
His Dark Materials has been helmed by The King’s Speech and Cats director Tom Hooper with Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema producing for BBC One. A second season has already been signed off where Hooper will direct the first two episodes with Dawn Shadforth, Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Jamie Childs directing the rest.
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.
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