Both the HBO and BBC have premiered a new one-minute promo for the upcoming fantasy series “His Dark Materials” based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel trilogy. The new promo touches upon Lyra’s destiny to change the heightened fantasy world in which the books are set.
The story is about the coming of age of two children, Lyra and Will, who move through parallel universes. “Logan” star Dafne Keen will be playing the main character Lyra with Lin Manuel-Miranda as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy as Lyra’s uncle Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson as the glamorous Mrs. Coulter, Clarke Peters as The Master who trains Lyra, Ian Gelder as Librarian Scholar Charles, Will Keen as Father MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal, and Georgina Campbell as journalist Adele Starminster.
Jack Thorne penned and Tom Hooper is directed some of the eight-episode first season with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner producing. The show is slated to premiere sometime later this year and has already been renewed for a second and final season.