Are you still sad because of the end of ‘Game of Thrones’? If so, there is something exciting that is coming soon. "His Dark Materials", created by HBO in partnership with BBC, just came out. With its brilliant cast and a catchy plot, it will grab your attention.
Based on fantasy novels by Philip Pullman, the series will continue the screen adaptation of the beloved books. The fact that the trilogy is completed gives a big hope that the show will not be like a meandering narrative-guessing. What is "His Dark Materials" about?
What is His Dark Materials BBC?
The very first screen adaptation Philip Pullman’s book titled ‘The Golden Compass’ was released in 2007. It was the first book in the trilogy for the American audience. In the rest of the world, the book was published under its original title, ‘Northern Lights’.
The story revolves around the adventures of Lyra Belacqua against the background of a parallel universe. The cast includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Ian McKellen, Freddie Highmore, and many others.
The new His Dark Materials cast features James McAvoy (the role of Lord Asriel) and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby. Dafne Keen (whom you may have seen in ‘Logan’) will appear on your screen as the chief protagonist, Lyra Belacqua. You will also have a chance to enjoy the performance of Ruth Wilson (Mrs Coulter), James Cosmo (Farder Coram van Texel), Clarke Peters (Dr Carne), and Andrew Scott (Colonel John Parry).
His Dark Materials release date was November 3 (for BBC) and November 4 (for HBO). So, if you want to be among the first to watch it, hurry up to places like Amazon where you can catch up with the first episode. Further episodes will be available on HBO and BBC One every week on Monday.
The show is extremely captivating. It is already the most expensive venture the BBC network has ever produced. The network invested a lot of money in its production. The end result was worth the amount that was spent.
What about a His Dark Materials trailer?
Since the show was announced and premiered by HBO back in July, during Comic-Con in San Diego, it needed something to attract the attention of fans. A better and brighter glimpse of the signature steampunk world of Lyra Belacqua appeared in the first trailer.
In October, the studio released another trailer. It gave a pretty clear idea of the world where children are stolen, and polar bears behave as real warriors. In this universe, every person has a so-called daemon, an animal companion that shares certain traits and features of their personality with humans.
If you are still in doubt whether you should watch the show or not, give the trailers a try. The charm of the fantasy steampunk world is quite hard to resist.
How many seasons will His Dark Materials have?
The first season consists of eight episodes. The second season is already being filmed. Will 14-year-old Dafne Keen, who plays the role of a 12-year-old retain his role in the second season? Before fans get the answer to this valid question, they should enjoy the first season.
Fans of HBO shows have something to smile about. His Dark Materials was released recently. The episodes are catchy and the entire plot is thrilling to watch. We hope that you will enjoy the show.