491 user 47 critic

His Dark Materials 

0:31 | Trailer
A young girl is destined to liberate her world from the grip of the Magisterium which represses people's ties to magic and their animal spirits known as daemons.
192 ( 37)




3   2   1  
2020   2019   Unknown  
9 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Silvertongue / ... 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 19 episodes, 2019-2020
Kit Connor ...  Pantalaimon 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Ruth Wilson ...  Mrs Coulter 14 episodes, 2019-2020
Ariyon Bakare ...  Carlo Boreal 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Will Keen ...  Father MacPhail / ... 10 episodes, 2019-2020


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


One girl will change worlds. See more »


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


James Cosmo (Farder Coram) & Lucian Msamati (John Faa) both starred in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" as Lord Commander Mormont & Salladhor Saan respectively. They shared no scenes together in GOT unlike in this series. 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 »


Remake of The Golden Compass (2007) See more »

User Reviews

Great for kids, not so much for adults
10 January 2021 | by woolgathererSee all my reviews

This series is great. Amazing production values, great directing and cinematography. Acting is ok. I had read the books a long time ago, and really liked them. The adaptation is good, but they have written the script for children. The story and especially the dialogue has been written for an audience of quite a low age. It's actually more aimed at young teenagers. The books are more for young adults. That said, I understand the producers decision to target a younger audience. And they done a great job in making it just that. If you have children, watch this with them, and they'll love it. If you're an adult you're going to be annoyed by the childish script. But you'll still enjoy the great visual effects, and the essence of the story is amazing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 491 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

4 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

His Dark Materials See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed