HBO announced the premiere date for “His Dark Materials,” which is now set to premiere on November 4th. The series is an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which you might know as ‘The Golden Compass’ story. The story follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
The show is launching on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms like Hulu and Prime Video if you have the add-on channel.
The show also stars Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for “The Affair”) as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award winner for “Hamilton”) as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy (Golden Globe nominee for “Atonement”) as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.
Tom Hooper directed the first two episodes for HBO, with Dawn Shadforth directing episode three. Otto Bathhurst directed episodes four and five, and Euros Lyn directed the sixth episode. Jamie Childs directed the final two episodes, which are episode seven and episode eight in the first season.
The HBO series is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.
HBO released a trailer for the first season at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer. If you missed the trailer, you can watch the video below.
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