First Look at ‘His Dark Materials’ from BBC

The His Dark Materials trilogy from Philip Pullman is, in my opinion, one of the best written series ever written. So when news broke that the BBC (in conjunction with HBO), was going to be adapting the series for television, I was thrilled.

Of course, it’s the BBC, so news has been thin on the ground beyond the casting news. We still don’t have an actual release date, for instance. But now we have our first look in the form of a teaser trailer.

So take a look at His Dark Materials:

It’s a teaser, so of course there isn’t much to take from this beyond looks at the actors in character, and of course that teasing glimpse of the alethiometer at the very end. But it whets the appetite, and surely makes us long for more.

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s expected to hit both the BBC and HBO sometime later this year.