After some decent BBC trailers, HBO has hit it out of the park with the more cinematic full trailer for the upcoming first season of both networks co-produced adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” novel trilogy.
The story is set in a universe where humans are paired with daemon animals. Lyra (Dafne Keen) tries to navigate a sheltered educational system, even as her uncle Asriel (James McAvoy) keeps secrets from her. When Lyra’s friend is kidnapped, she goes on an adventure to find him. Along the way she meets Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and his armored bear.
Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Anne-Marie Duff, Will Keen, Ariyon Bakare co-star in the project which is designed as a two-season endeavour with the second season already going ahead. Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst and Jamie Childs helm the series which begins on November 4th.