The first trailer released for BBC TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

In a joint venture with HBO, the BBC are adapting Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials for television. With a second series already commissioned and the first debuting later this year, the first trailer has been released.

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen as lead character Lyra, alongside James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Here's the synopsis.

Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave 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. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

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