'His Dark Materials': BBC, HBO Unveil Teaser for Philip Pullman Adapt

‘His Dark Materials’: BBC, HBO Unveil Teaser for Philip Pullman Fantasy Epic Adapt

Posted by February 24, 2019 Comment

Fans of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic His Dark Materials are getting their first look at the BBC and HBO‘s mega-budget adaptation with a newly-released teaser trailer. While the preview may be a light on the “dark” and the “materials” (it is a teaser, but a little more would be nice), we do get to see stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in various stages of “ultra seriousness” in the Bad Wolf/New Line Cinema-produced series.

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Based on Pullman’s literary trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) and written by Jack Thorne, His Dark Materials boasts Tom Hooper as lead director and helmer of the first two episodes. Remaining directors include Dawn Shadforth (Episode 3), Otto Bathhurst (Episodes 4 & 5), Euros Lyn (Episode 6), and Jamie Childs (Episodes 7 & 8).

The cast of HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials also includes Anne-Marie Duff, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare, Will Keen, father of young lead Dafne Keen, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell, Lucian Msamati, James Cosmo, Ruta Gedmintas, Mat Fraser, Geoff Bell, Simon Manyonda, Lewin Lloyd, Daniel Frogson, and Tyler Howitt.

His Dark Materials follows 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.

The line-up of executive producers for His Dark Materials include Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf, Pullman, Thorne, Hooper, Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich, and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema, and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

Deadline Hollywood

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(Last Updated February 24, 2019 10:55 am )

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