screenshot from the trailer of 'His Dark Materials'

Philip Pullman’s trilogy is coming to life on the small screen on HBO and BBC as ‘His Dark Materials’ and the first full length teaser-trailer has been released! It only clocks in at a minute, but it gives us plenty of an idea of what we can expect as we follow Lyra through the first season. Things aren’t going to be going well as we’re quickly warned that “In every child’s nightmares, there’s an element of truth.”


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The original trilogy of ‘Northern Lights,’ ‘The Subtle Knife,’ and ‘The Amber Spyglass’ follow Lyra who is from a universe where “science, theology and magic are entwined.” In it, she is trying to find her missing friend and learns that there are quite a few children who have been stolen and it falls on her to not just save her friend but many others who have disappeared as well!

Here’s how HBO describes the series:

Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her 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 Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

You can check out the first ‘His Dark Materials’ teaser trailer right here!


With the series including Dafne Keen as Lyra and a cast that boasts the likes of James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Clarke Peters, you know there is going to be talent bursting forth on every scene.

The new series hasn’t been given an exact release date yet but is slated to debut in 2019.

What did you think of the first trailer for ‘His Dark Materials’? Do you feel that HBO has another hit on their hands? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Source: TV Line