HBO has released full-length Comic-Con trailer from its upcoming series “His Dark Materials,” a new TV adaptation in collaboration with The BBC of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel trilogy. The series hopes to go much further than the previous film adaptation “The Golden Compass”.
The stories are about the coming of age of two children, Lyra and Will, who move through parallel universes. “Logan” star Dafne Keen is 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 directed some of the eight-episode first season with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner producing. The show is slated to premiere this Fall and a second season is already beeing worked on.