His Dark Materials: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
His Dark Materials

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Air date: Nov 4, 2019
Air date: Nov 11, 2019
Air date: Nov 18, 2019
Air date: Nov 25, 2019
Air date: Dec 2, 2019
Air date: Dec 9, 2019
Air date: Dec 16, 2019
Air date: Dec 23, 2019

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An adaptation of Philip Pullman's acclaimed trilogy "His Dark Materials," considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction. The first series follows Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Lyra's 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 a determined and courageous boy called Will. Together they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living?and the dead?in their hands. A star-studded cast consists of James McAvoy as Lord Asriel Belacqua, Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby and Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College.


Dafne Keen
as Lyra Belacqua
James McAvoy
as Lord Asriel Belacqua
Ruth Wilson
as Mrs. Coulter
Lin-Manuel Miranda
as Lee Scoresby
Anne-Marie Duff
as Ma Costa
Clarke Peters
as The Master of Jordan College
Ariyon Bakare
as Carlo Boreal
Will Keen
as Father MacPhail
Ian Gelder
as Charles the Librarian
Georgina Campbell
as Adèle Starminster
Lewin Lloyd
as Roger Parslow
James Cosmo
as Farder Coram
Daniel Frogson
as Tony Costa
Tyler Howitt
as Billy Costa
Ruta Gedmintas
as Serafina Pekkala
Mat Fraser
as Raymond van Gerrit
Geoff Bell
as Jack Verhoeven
Simon Manyonda
as Benjamin de Ruyter
Kit Connor
as Pantalaimon
Joe Tandberg
as Iorek Byrnison
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While His Dark Materials is not, on the basis of the first episode, an all-out extravaganza, it is a fine piece of drama, capturing the strangeness and childlike wonder of the books, but also their rigour and bite. This is intelligent populism writ large.

Oct 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The soundtrack is symphonic, the imagery is panoramic, the magical effects are mesmeric. If you're going to gamble 40 million, this is the way to do it.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In terms of family viewing, His Dark Materials is the real thing: as Douglas Adams might have said, it's both complicated enough for children and simple enough for adults. Its richly constructed fantasy world is magical without being cutesy.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Enchanting, funny, and with a score full of suitably epic flourishes, this is a promising first step into Pullman's fantasy world

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

HDM quickly and clearly establishes Pullam's rich, complicated world (if you haven't read the books, do yourself a favor and skim Wikipedia before watching) and sets Lyra on her hero's journey.

Oct 16, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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