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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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What We Know About "His Dark Materials"

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 9 episodes, 2019
Leanne Holder ...  Serafina Clan Witch #1 8 episodes
Andrew Scott ...  Colonel John Parry 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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Although James McAvoy and Dafne Keen have never worked together, they both co-starred with Hugh Jackman in the X-Men franchise, "Logan". Keen starred in "Logan" with Jackman and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, while McAvoy played the younger Xavier in the X-Men franchise. 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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This isn't Harry Potter
8 November 2019 | by graphicstyle7See all my reviews

I've heard a few people complain already that "It's trying to be "Harry Potter".

The first book in the HDM trilogy was published two years BEFORE the first "Potter", so y'all can stop that nonsense right now. I like both franchises, but "His Dark Materials" is shorter, better written, and has deeper content.

I was let down by the movie adaptation, so I'm very happy to see this new version which can take its time and look and feel more like the book. I'm hoping it's a hit. This series is anything but predictable. I won't spoil it for anyone, but expect the unexpected.


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