The BBC and HBO have released a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated small screen adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy book series His Dark Materials, which puts the spotlight on Dafne Keen’s protagonist Lyra, a young girl who could change worlds; check it out here…
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.
Directed by The Kings Speech and Cats helmer Tom Hooper, the series stars Dafne Keen (Logan) as Lyra, James McAvoy (It: Chapter Two) as Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Mrs. Coulter, Clarke Peters (The Wire) as The Master, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) as Lee Scoresby and Amir Wilson (The Kid Who Would Be King) as Will Parry.
Also appearing in the series are Ian Gelder (Queers) as Librarian Scholar Charles, Will Keen (Wolf Hall) as Father MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare (Life) as Lord Boreal, Georgina Campbell (Krypton) as Adele Starminster, 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, Archie Barnes (Patrick) as Pantalaimon and Andrew Scott (Fleabag) as Jopari.