1:32 pm EST, May 17, 2019

HBO releases first ‘His Dark Materials’ trailer based on Philip Pullman’s beloved novels

The book-to-film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s iconic novel His Dark Materials arrives soon. Today, HBO released the first trailer featuring a star-studded cast.

According to HBO, “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.”

Watch the first trailer for His Dark Materials below:

The trailer offers our best look yet at the forthcoming adaptation, and readers will surely notice some nice callbacks to Pullman’s book.

His Dark Materials doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s expected to premiere later this year. It stars Dafne Keen (Lyra), Ruth Wilson (Marisa Coulter), James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby). The show has been produced in partnership with the BBC and has already been renewed for a second season.

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