Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

HBO Drops Eerie ‘His Dark Materials’ Trailer, Lyra’s Nightmares Come True (VIDEO)

“In every child’s nightmares, there’s an element of truth,” Mrs. Coulter warns us in a new teaser trailer for His Dark Materials,  which then spends the following minute or so illustrating that concept.

Philip Pullman’s series of novels — which consists of Northern LightsThe Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass — follows Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a missing friend uncovers an evil plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.


The small-screen adaptation boasts an all-star ensemble that includes X-Men‘s James McAvoy (as Lord Asriel), The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson (as Mrs. Coulter) and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Lee Scoresby). They are joined by The Wire‘s Clarke Peters (as The Master) and Logan breakout Dafne Keen (as the aforementioned Lyra).


The newly released look at the BBC/HBO adaptation makes it incredibly clear: The world Lyra has stumbled into is no toddler playground. In fact, “This is war,” one character notes.


It will air on Monday nights later in 2019.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   BBC
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