his dark materials cast

You’ve met Hot Priest, now meet…Hot Mystery Character That We Can’t Reveal Too Much About Yet. But either way, Andrew Scott will be making much use of his brand of hot dishevelment as the newest addition to the His Dark Materials cast for the second season of the HBO/BBC fantasy series.

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His Dark Materials TV Series Update

HBO presented a panel to the Television Critics Association on their adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, in coproduction with BBC. Executive Producers Jane Tranter and Jack Thorne were on the panel to discuss the challenges of adapting Pullman’s trilogy. New Line tried to adapt them as movies, but didn’t make it past The Golden Compass.

In Pullman’s multiverse, where humans are paired with daemon animals, Lyra (Dafne Keen) tries to navigate a sheltered educational system. Even 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 Iorek Byrnison.

The first season of His Dark Materials premieres on HBO this fall. Thorne (who also wrote the adaptation) and Tranter discussed why they shot two seasons back-to-back, why they don’t expect to face the controversy the movie did, and who’s going to make Iorek talk. 

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His Dark Materials Comic-Con 2019

More light has finally been shed on the big-budget HBO/BBC miniseries adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed fantasy series His Dark Materials. The highly anticipated second swing at the beloved trilogy after the disastrous 2007 film The Golden Compass came to San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, with cast members Dafne Keen, James McAvoyLin-Manuel Miranda, and Ruth Wilson, along with executive producer Jane Tranter, and writer Jack Thorne.

Find out what we learned from the His Dark Materials Comic-Con 2019 panel below.

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His Dark Materials polar bear

Like a rebound after a breakup, HBO is hoping that its small screen adaptation of Philip Pullman‘s beloved fantasy series His Dark Materials will be able to fill the hole that Game of Thrones has left in its wake. And while matching the most popular TV show in history is a tall order for any new show, the good news is that His Dark Materials actually looks like it has such a richly-drawn fantasy world – and a big enough budget – that it might actually be able to hold its own.

The San Diego Comic-Con panel for the series is happening right now, but HBO has already shared a brand new His Dark Materials Comic-Con trailer that looks even more impressive than what we’d previously seen from this series. Check it out below.
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his dark materials cast

One of the greatest tragedies of the 2007 The Golden Compass movie (apart from being, you know, not very good) was that its failure prevented us from ever meeting Will Parry, the protagonist of the second novel of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, The Subtle Knife. In future movies, Will, the story’s co-protagonist, would have come into contact with Lyra, the feisty and fierce girl adventurer. Lyra is being played by Dafne Keen in the upcoming BBC-HBO limited series His Dark Materials, and with that adaptation set to venture beyond the events of the Golden Compass, we finally get to meet the strong-willed boy with a sharp wit and an even sharper weapon. Find out about the newcomer joining the His Dark Materials cast as Will Parry below.

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his dark materials trailer

All right, His Dark Materials fans. This is it. This could be the screen adaptation that could finally do justice to Philip Pullman‘s rich, complex fantasy trilogy full of ideas about alternate dimensions and universe-spanning battles with religious deities.

The HBO/BBC big-budget miniseries is set to adapt all three novels of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed fantasy series, an adaptation that has been long-awaited after the disastrous 2007 film The Golden Compass. The new series, directed by Tom Hooper and featuring a star-studded cast that includes James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel MirandaDafne Keen, and Ruth Wilson, promises to do right by the trilogy. Watch the His Dark Materials season 1 trailer below.

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his dark materials teaser trailer

BBC has released the first look at its big-budget adaptation of His Dark Materials. The teaser trailer gives audiences a glimpse at the star-studded cast of the fantasy miniseries, which is set to adapt all three novels of Philip Pullman‘s acclaimed fantasy series, led by James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and Dafne Keen.

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HBO 2019 Teaser - Watchmen

HBO has quite the slate of programming coming to the cable channel this year, and they want to get everyone excited for what’s in store. That’s why they’ve released a 2019 sizzle reel with new footage from the anticipated return of shows like Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies, not to mention new shows like Watchmen, His Dark Materials and The Righteous Gemstones. Plus, fans will be excited to see a quick tease of the Deadwood movie, along with a slate of the rest of the HBO original movies and documentaries that are on the way.

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Update: HBO, perhaps noting that they will soon have an epic fantasy-shaped hole in their schedule when Game of Thrones ends next year, has joined the production of BBC’s His Dark Materials. According to Deadline, the prestigious American network will act as a co-producer on the series, distributing it outside of the United Kingdom. Our original story continues below.

Fans of Philip Pullman‘s formidable fantasy series His Dark Materials have been nervously anticipating the BBC’s lavish adaptation — and for good reason. The first attempt at adapting the ambitious three-book saga about two children who take on the Kingdom of Heaven was an expensive dud that squandered its perfect cast.

Now BBC’s His Dark Materials has recruited a promising cast, an Oscar-winning director, and an equally lofty budget, but the question remains: Will it be good? BBC seems to think so, renewing His Dark Materials for a second season before the show even hits the airwaves. Now that’s something that even an alethiometer couldn’t have foreseen.

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The His Dark Materials cast is becoming absolutely divine.

The upcoming BBC series has just cast James McAvoy (Split) and Clarke Peters (The Wire, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) in key roles in Tom Hooper‘s highly anticipated adaptation of Philip Pullman‘s beloved YA novels. They’ll join an already stacked cast including Logan‘s Dafne Keen and Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read More »