HBO Releases Official Series Teaser for ‘His Dark Materials’ BBC Joint Adaptation

HBO just released a brand-new official series teaser trailer for their upcoming joint adaptation with BBC of Philip Pullman’s literary trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass).

HBO Releases Official Series Teaser for 'His Dark Materials' BBC Joint Adaptation

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 cast of HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials also includes James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, 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.

HBO Releases Official Series Teaser for 'His Dark Materials' BBC Joint Adaptation

Written by Jack ThorneHis Dark Materials hasTom Hooper as lead director and helmer of the first two episodes, with additional directors including Dawn Shadforth (Episode 3), Otto Bathhurst (Episodes 4 & 5), Euros Lyn(Episode 6), and Jamie Childs (Episodes 7 & 8) on board as well.

No release date is currently known, but we’ll for sure let you know when His Dark Materials hits.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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