BBC Drops First Trailer For New Adaptation of “His Dark Materials”

His Dark Materials is one of the most anticipated new shows of the year, and we’ve just got a first glimpse into this magical world. BBC dropped a short, but glorious teaser for the highly-anticipated adaptation of Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy.

His Dark Materials is set between many parallel worlds, and it follows two children embarking on a magical adventure through these alternative universes. It’s the second attempt to adapt this popular sci-fi series, following The Golden Compass from 2007 which failed to capture the spirit of the first novel.

The two episodes of the upcoming adaptation will be directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper. Jack Thorne was in charge of writing the screenplay and did everything in his power not to disappoint the fans of the original trilogy.

“You realize that you’ve got a responsibility not to let them down, but you’re really excited about being given the opportunity to play in that amazing, amazing world. The most important thing is being loyal to the books, and trying to tell those books as well as we possibly can,” explained Thorne.

The first season of this promising project will premiere later this year on BBC. Its star-studded cast features the likes of Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda.