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His Dark Materials 

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Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Belacqua 16 episodes, 2019
Kit Connor ...  Pantalaimon 16 episodes, 2019
Archie Barnes Archie Barnes ...  Pantalaimon 13 episodes, 2019
Tyler Howitt Tyler Howitt ...  Billy Costa 8 episodes, 2019
Leanne Holder ...  Serafina Clan Witch #1 8 episodes
Andrew Scott ...  Colonel John Parry 8 episodes
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 8 episodes
Ian Peck ...  Cardinal Sturrock 7 episodes, 2019
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His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. Written by ahmetkozan

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The Truth Lies Beyond the World We Know See more »


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English

Release Date:

4 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This is the first time the novels by Philip Pullman are adapted into a television series. The previous film adaptation, The Golden Compass (2007), was once cited by author George R.R. Martin as one of the reasons he wanted Game of Thrones (2011) to be a television series, rather than a feature film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a zoom out, starting from particles of Dust at atomic level and zooming out to show the various multiversal locations within the story (and the objects/people/vehicles within these multiverses) before concluding the zoom out to reveal the series title. See more »

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Intriguing opening to the series
3 November 2019 | by jacobpenkethSee all my reviews

Filled with wonderful animation, locations and a story that seems set to satisfy and suppose. Well written and convincing performances.


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