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"His Dark Materials" S01, Ep03: "Spies" of Every Shape and Size (Spoiler Review)

"His Dark Materials" S01, Ep03: "Spies" of Every Shape and Size (Spoiler Review)

The latest episode of His Dark Materials on HBO is continuing to build on the layers of intrigue the two previous episodes had established, leaving a less thrilling, but no less compelling hour of drama with Spies. Several things did stand out, though— Dafne Keen has grown more comfortable with the role of Lyra, and […]

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"His Dark Materials" S01, EP03: Uncovering Secrets with "Spies" (Preview)

The intrigue and mystery behind BBC and HBO's joint production of His Dark Materials hit a very tense pitch in episode 2, The Idea of North. Lyra (Dafne Keen) has uncovered a few startling secrets about her new guardian, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson), that threaten her search for her missing friend, Roger (Lewin Lloyd). The […]

"His Dark Materials: The Idea of North"- A Tale of Two Earths (Spoiler Review)

"His Dark Materials" S01, Ep02: "The Idea of North" (Spoiler Review)

It's interesting seeing this new interpretation of Phillip Pullman's first His Dark Materials novel, The Northern Lights. The first live action adaptation happened back in 2007, and while the movie hit most of the notes of the book, it felt rushed. There was way too much from that novel to cram into the confines of […]

Taking Scholastic Sanctuary in His Dark Materials

Taking Scholastic Sanctuary in "His Dark Materials"

Yesterday evening I snuggled down with the family to watch His Dark Materials on the BBC. The kids were all ready for bed, the fire was raging, expectations were high – and were met. The Johnstons are very much a Pullman-worshipping household and His Dark Materials and its Dust-based sequels/prequels , we loved the books […]

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"His Dark Materials" Author Philip Pullman Talks Fantasy Epic Adaptation [VIDEO]

Fans of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials have already feasted their eyeballs on BBC and HBO's mega-budget series adaptation if they were in the U.K. Here in the U.S., the cable giant follows not far behind, premiering the epic series on Monday night, November 4th. Whether you're watching the opener for the third […]

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"His Dark Materials": BBC Releases Opening Title Sequence [VIDEO]

Fans of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials have only hours left to wait to feast their eyeballs on BBC and HBO's mega-budget adaptation: our friends across that large body of water we call the Atlantic Ocean will get the series first, on Sunday, November 3rd. The cable giant follows up not far behind, […]


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"His Dark Materials": Lyra's Journey Begins [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

Fans of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials don't have much longer to wait to feast their eyeballs on BBC and HBO's mega-budget adaptation: the cable giant will premiere the epic series on Monday, November 4. Now, the cable giant is giving fans an official trailer for the series' first season, a lengthier and more […]


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"His Dark Materials": HBO Reveals Your Daemons – Iorek Byrnison, Too!

Fans of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials don't have much longer to wait to feast their eyeballs on BBC and HBO's mega-budget adaptation. With the series set to debut this fall, fans know that production on a second season is already underway – with Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Sherlock) set to join the second season […]


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"His Dark Materials": HBO Releases SDCC Official Trailer

Fans of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials didn't have to trek all the way out to Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) to get a fresh look at BBC and HBO's mega-budget adaptation with a newly-released official trailer. While the preview may be a light on the "dark" and the "materials" (it is a […]


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

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). 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 […]

'Deadwood', 'Game of Thrones' S8, 'Watchmen' First Looks From HBO

HOOOOOOOBOY, we need a smoke and a drink after watching the teaser for 2019's offerings from HBO. Like, seriously. From Game of Thrones 8th and final season, to the premiere of Watchmen and His Dark Materials for genre offerings, the upcoming drama slate for premium cable network HBO sure looks badass. This isn't even considering the multi award-winning […]


The Affair's Ruth Wilson Joins BBC Adaptation of 'His Dark Materials'

Seems like it was just this morning that I was posting that James McAvoy had joined the BBC adaptation of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials book series… oh, wait, it was just this morning. Now we have word that Ruth Wilson (The Affair) has joined the cast as well. Wilson will be playing Marisa Coulter, […]

James McAvoy Signs on for BBC's Adaptation of 'His Dark Materials'

James McAvoy has signed on to the BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy series His Dark Materials. The star of X-Men and Atomic Blonde will join Clarke Peters (The Wire), Dafne Keen (Logan) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), who have already been cast along with director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and writer Jack Thorne […]

His Dark Materials To Become A BBC Drama

Philip Pullman's His Dark Material trilogy will be adapted for BBC One, according to Deadline. The novel series features a society in which science, magic and religion are fused, parallel universes, armored polar bears ready to wage war and other fun fantasy ideas. The first book in the series was made into the 2007 The […]