Today the BBC have released the trailer for Jack Thorne’s eight-part adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed series of novels which will have its global premiere on Sunday 3rd November on BBC One.
His Dark Materials tells the story of Lyra, the young protagonist who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there at the request of her Uncle, Lord Asriel, she lives a sheltered life amongst the scholars and college staff while under the watchful protection of The Master and Librarian Scholar Charles.
When the glamorous and mesmeric Mrs Coulter enters Lyra’s life she embarks upon a dangerous journey of discovery from Oxford to London. Here she meets Father Macphail, Lord Boreal and journalist Adele Starminster at a glittering society party where she first hears about the sinister General Oblation Board.
Lyra is subsequently thrown into the nomadic world of the boat dwelling Gyptians - Ma Costa, Farder Coram, John Faa, Raymond Van Geritt, Jack Verhoeven and Benjamin de Ruyter who take her North in her quest. Once in the North she meets charismatic aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby who joins them on their epic journey and who becomes one of Lyra’s closest allies.
The stellar cast for His Dark Materials includes Dafne Keen as Lyra, Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff is Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father McPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.
As well as the trailer above, here are some first look pics from the series...
His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO.
His Dark Materials begins Sunday 3rd November on BBC One