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).
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.
Written by Jack Thorne, His 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.