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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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Philip Pullman's best-selling trilogy is finally getting a TV adaptation. Here's what we know about "His Dark Materials" ... so far.

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Series cast summary:
Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Belacqua 16 episodes, 2019
Kit Connor ...  Pantalaimon 16 episodes, 2019
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 10 episodes, 2019
Andrew Scott ...  Colonel John Parry 9 episodes, 2019
Leanne Holder ...  Serafina Clan Witch #1 8 episodes
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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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4 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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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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Thank the Authority for the BBC.
4 November 2019 | by langford-03818See all my reviews

Holywood nearly ruined these books with a schmaltzy kiddy version 'The Golden Compass' But these books work because they address difficult issues of soul, God, morality, authority, parenthood, death, love and duty. The Disney treatment simply destroys its essence.

So how was episode one? Acting Tick. Script tick. Cinematography and sets, tick tick. This looks like it is going to turn out well. Good production values and it seems as though it will be true to the book with actors who can carry it off. Finally an adaptation that compliments a classic and doesn't have some idiot egotist Director or committee of 'We know what our demographic needs to see and hear' network executives doing a version that paints over a masterpiece.


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