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

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“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.
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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).

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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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