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His Dark Materials 

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Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.
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Philip Pullman's best-selling trilogy is finally getting a TV adaptation. Here's what we know about "His Dark Materials" ... so far.

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From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium.


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Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter's help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Belacqua 16 episodes, 2019
Kit Connor ...  Pantalaimon 16 episodes, 2019
Archie Barnes Archie Barnes ...  Pantalaimon 14 episodes, 2019
Tyler Howitt Tyler Howitt ...  Billy Costa 8 episodes, 2019
Leanne Holder ...  Serafina Clan Witch #1 8 episodes
Andrew Scott ...  Colonel John Parry 8 episodes
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 8 episodes
Ian Peck ...  Cardinal Sturrock 7 episodes, 2019
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His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. Written by ahmetkozan

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English

Release Date:

4 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Since the publication in 1995, the "His Dark Materials" novels has been published in more than 40 languages and has sold worldwide close to 18 million copies. The announcement of the BBC adaptation was made in 2015, on the 20th anniversary of the novel. See more »

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The opening credits are a zoom out, starting from particles of Dust at atomic level and zooming out to show the various multiversal locations within the story (and the objects/people/vehicles within these multiverses) before concluding the zoom out to reveal the series title. See more »

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Don't see how anyone can give a low rating after just the first episode
5 November 2019 | by GojuRyu5See all my reviews

I despair at some reviewers on here. How can anything be given a rating of '1' especially if they haven't even watched the whole of an episode? The start of any such series will need to build a story and will take a while to develop characters. The scenery and CGI alone must warrant a high rating given the atmospheric mood they create. You just can't please some people who seem to think this stuff is easy!

I enjoyed the first episode and am looking forward to the rest, to watch the story unfold. However, I won't add a rating at the moment because I haven't seen enough to judge it fairly. Ignore the '1' and '2' ratings - I think there's a low IQ convention in town.


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