SDCC 2019: New His Dark Materials trailer

His Dark Materials LyraHBO brought His Dark Materials to this year’s San Diego Comic Con and released a full trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy.

His Dark Materials is comprised of the novels Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. The novels tackle various complex themes taken from physics, philosophy, and theology.  The Golden Compass was previously adapted into a feature film starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman. The television series is a co-production of the BBC and HBO, and the latter will take care of the international distribution of the series.

His Dark Materials CoulterHis Dark Materials is set in a world where humans live in harmony with their daemons, animal familiars who are the physical manifestations of their souls. The heroine, Lyra Belacqua (played by Logan’s Dafne Keen), is a young orphan living with the tutors at Jordan College, Oxford. The show also stars James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, Clarke Peters as The Master, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, and many more.

The trailer already gives us a glimpse into a new and exciting world with intriguing characters, lush settings, and, most importantly, armored bears!

His Dark Materials AsrielHere is the official synopsis:

“Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, 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. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.”

His Dark Materials will air later this year on the BBC and then HBO.

Check out the trailer below: