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.
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Series cast summary:
Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Silvertongue / ... 23 episodes, 2019-2021
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 19 episodes, 2019-2021
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

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Dakota Blue Richards, who played Lyra in a previous adaptation, expressed interest in being involved with the project. Author Philip Pullman endorsed this on Twitter. 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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People cant be THAT stupid!
12 November 2019 | by beyondjSee all my reviews

I read a review on here stating that this show is a rip of the Golden Compass movie...... seriously??! Im just hoping its a joke comment, also why are people giving this such bad reviews? Seems like people these days just dont understand what a book is or how to read one, i loved the movie but the show seems spot on so far, also some people giving out that its on late and wondering why as its a "kids" show....if you've read the books you would know it gets very dark. Anyway Loving the show so far, i will be watching every week.

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Release Date:

4 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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