HBO and BBC have announced the premiere date of His Dark Materials, and it’s pretty soon.
His Dark Materials will first broadcast on BBC on November 3, airing on HBO in the United States a day after on November 4.
Here’s a fun “telegram” message announcing the new dates:
— His Dark Materials (@darkmaterials) September 12, 2019
His Dark Materials is based on an epic trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman consisting of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. It follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes.
“His Dark Materials” follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave, graceful and elegant young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
Along with Keen, the TV adaptation stars Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.
“His Dark Materials,” which received an initial two-season order from BBC One and HBO, is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. Executive producers include Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.