Published: Fri, July 19, 2019

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She lives at the stuffy Jordan College in Oxford, where she is infrequently visited by her only family member, her intimidating uncle Asriel, played by James McAvoy.

The network debuted a brand new trailer for His Dark Materials at San Diego Comic-Con, and it looks like it might just be the Game of Thrones replacement we're all likely to be craving pretty soon, even if there are no dragons to be seen just yet. 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. "And I think that Pullman never underestimated children either", she said during the His Dark Materials SDCC presentation.

This Season 1 trailer shows off stars James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dafne Keen.


The eight-episode His Dark Materials Season 1 was written by Jack Thorne, who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. "They're part of our falling-in-love story". And the thing I love about Lyra is she is constantly following the path of the good. Rather, like Pullman did in his books, the His Dark Materials series criticizes "a particular form of control, where there is a very deliberate attempt to withhold information, keep people in the dark, and not allow ideas and thinking to be free". "I think that all of those different adaptations have all been brilliant in their different ways, but the real estate of contemporary television - being able to stretch those books out and really be able to sound every note that Philip Pullman sounded in the novels - I just felt it was time".

Tranter, who was behind the BBC's hugely successful revival of Doctor Who, said the many adaptations of His Dark Materials "have been brilliant in their own ways", but the "real estate of television" has changed.

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