His Dark Materials stumbled when it was first adapted as The Golden Compass a few years back, but now the book series is heading to the BBC with a star-studded cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare, and Georgina Campbell.
Yesterday, the first teaser for the new series dropped and it’s light on story, it does start to give us a good look at the visual style of the new show.
These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them.
Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.