His Dark Materials

  (2019-11-03)

His Dark Materials is a Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV Series created by . It stars Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters, among others.

His Dark Materials is currently rated 7.8 stars on the ReelBugs scale.

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Title His Dark Materials
Genres Drama
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Episodes 8
Status Returning Series
Countries GB
Runtime 59 min
Website His Dark Materials

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His Dark Materials Summary


Lyra is 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. She is later 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.


His Dark Materials Cast


Dafne Keen in His Dark Materials as Lyra Belacqua Image
Dafne Keen

Lyra Belacqua

Ruth Wilson in His Dark Materials as Marisa Coulter Image
Ruth Wilson

Marisa Coulter

Clarke Peters in His Dark Materials as Dr. Carne (The Master) Image
Clarke Peters

Dr. Carne (The Master)

James Cosmo in His Dark Materials as Farder Coram Image
James Cosmo

Farder Coram

Anne-Marie Duff in His Dark Materials as Ma Costa Image
Anne-Marie Duff

Ma Costa

Daniel Frogson in His Dark Materials as Tony Costa Image
Daniel Frogson

Tony Costa

Ariyon Bakare in His Dark Materials as Lord Carlo Boreal Image
Ariyon Bakare

Lord Carlo Boreal

Lucian Msamati in His Dark Materials as John Faa Image
Lucian Msamati

John Faa


Parents Guide


His Dark Materials is rated TV-14. It contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age For a more detailed description, check out His Dark Materials - Parents Guide


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Unaccommodative
Sept. 12, 2019

DATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Be first to join Lyra's journey with BBC iPlayer on Sunday 3rd November! 👉 https://bbc.in/2kx0wKm

 
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Cabalinitroglyphic
Feb. 24, 2019

Please please PLEASE don't let this get canceled after two seasons, I N E E D The Amber Spyglass on screen, that's my favorite book of all time.

 
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Cabalisticathology
Feb. 24, 2019

After the disaster that was the Golden Compass movie adaption, I have very high hopes for this BBC. This has been my favorite series of books for as long as i can remember, make it good!

 
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Gunslippetizans
Feb. 24, 2019

OH MY GOD
I WAS JUST HAVING A NICE PEACEFUL SUNDAY AND YOU HIT ME WITH THIS BBC
OH MY GOD

 
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Orcharbougainsationingly
Feb. 25, 2019

Oh my god.
They're doing what they should have done with the book adaptations in the first place.
And for gods sake please don't be shy about the adding in the obvious criticisms of the Catholic church, otherwise you miss the entire message of the books.

 
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Cabalinitrockindlight
Feb. 24, 2019

Looks pretty good but where's the daemons?

 
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Bonaticiamen
Feb. 24, 2019

OMG James mcavoy looks like the perfect lord asriel!

 
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Dricentimetermiest
Feb. 24, 2019

This looks ridiculously bloody good, Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter is pure genius

 
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Mulligatotypicated
Feb. 24, 2019

Oh God yes!

I just hope they're not as shy about being anti-religion as the movie was.

 
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Bonatiatorience
Feb. 24, 2019

LIN MANUEL-MIRANDA IS IN THIS!?

 
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Unaccentertened
Feb. 24, 2019

I'm just excited to see an adaptation of the Subtle Knife. That's my favorite book from the series.

 
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Veracitanker
Feb. 24, 2019

0:06 best Morgan Freeman cosplay if ive ever seen one

 
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Assuralishly
Feb. 24, 2019

Chris Weitz's Final Cut in 2007 was perfect and matched the first book. All the effects were done - you can see it in the trailers in 2007. I still have the screenplay after all these years (used to work in marketing in LA). Harvey Weinstein at New Line Cinema caved in to threats from Stateside religious organizations and even theatre owners who refused to show the film as opening domestic box office profits are normally what makes or breaks a films release, especially with the budget New Line put into it as "His Dark Materials" was supposed to be their next "Lord of the Rings" (Weitz even studied under Peter Jackson while filming "The Lord of the Rings"). Weinstein fired Weitz and went through 11+ editors two months before the December 2007 release and removed the ending, placed Bolvangar at the end, Svalbard in the middle, and had to remove Roger from those parts of the film as the entire events were changed. Weitz cannot talk about it to this day as it was a decades worth of his work.

New Line sold the film rights to a Japanese conglomerate before "The Golden Compass" was released as Weinstein assumed it would tank, thus Pullman could not adapt it for the silver screen without the involvement of the corporation that owns the rights to his story hence the miniseries adaptation. While it underperformed in the U.S., it did well internationally and New Line shot themselves in the foot. They should have kept Weitz's Final Cut and let the cards fall where they may instead of solidifying its failure by destroying Weitz's work. You can google The Golden Compass Ending and see a few videos that some put together from the trailers and video game that have the original and finished ending. All the CGI was finished and the film as Weitz and Pullman intended was done for release, so the rumor that the studio didn't finish the CGI is just that, a rumor.

A shame as Nicole Kidman played Mrs. Coulter PERFECTLY. In fact, Pullman wrote Kidman personally when she was considering the role and it was his encouragement that she took it and he rewrote the character for the movie as a glamorous blonde. Wilson is a great actress, yet the casting for the movie was phenomenal and will be hard for me to see the miniseries without comparing it. Otherwise, I'm beyond excited for this proper adaptation as I was involved in the movie's marketing years ago and still dismayed we'll never see director Chris Weitz's final cut.

 
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Shoshoprivilegerenthumbscrevasculinization
Feb. 24, 2019

GIMME BALTHAMOS AND BARUCH

 
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Dricentipartmen
Feb. 24, 2019

Please, this time be true to the original material, amazing cast. It's been a while since I've been so anxious for a series as I am with this one. His Dark Materials are my favorite books along with Harry Potter and Narnia. I can not wait for the second season where Will and the subtle knife enters the story

 
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Orcharbougainsationingly
Feb. 24, 2019

PLEASE do justice to the books!

The film version could have been so good. From what I've read, the studio chickened-out because of the religious themes and the darkness of Lord Asriel's actions at the end of the first book and demanded that certain elements of the narrative be softened. So despite an excellent cast and beautiful visuals, they ended up with a story that was disappointing to fans of the books, and bland for those unfamiliar with the series.

 
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Shortwaverinettled
Feb. 25, 2019

It'll be good to see X-23 and Professor.X again

 
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Traitramentoist
March 2, 2019

I will miss Eva Green, she was the perfect Serafina.

 
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Unaccommodative
Feb. 24, 2019

I can't wait to see the Mulefas!!

 
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Shortwaveroughened
Feb. 25, 2019

DAFNE KEEN! Actually excited for this, I think she’ll do amazingly in the role.

 
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Mulatosphemeter
Feb. 24, 2019

X23 meets up with the young Xavier

 
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Orcemetrisected
Feb. 24, 2019

Please be good, please be good please be good..!!

 
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Gunslippersnappeasers
Feb. 24, 2019

Although I will miss Nicole Kidman in the role, I couldn't be more excited for this series. Please let it finish the whole trilogy. I need The Subtle Knife in my life.

 
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Cabalienamounts
Feb. 24, 2019

needs a full trailer now! polar bears and daemons!

 
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Dricendandelabrasiest
Feb. 24, 2019

I don't think I've ever been so excited for a TV show!!! Aaahhh

 
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