Winter has come and gone for Game of Thrones, now the Gobblers are on their way. Here's everything we know so far.
This series looks like a more faithful, more detailed, and more spell-binding experience
What's the story of His Dark Materials?
The series will travel through all three His Dark Materials books – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass – a coming of age odyssey following Lyra Belacqua, a 12-year-old girl growing up in a parallel version of Oxford.
Her uncle, Lord Asriel, is a researcher of parallel universes, specialising in the enigmatic substance known as 'Dust'. He leaves Oxford for Svalbard, investigating an entrance to another universe via the Northern Lights, leaving Lyra on her own. Well, she's never alone really - she has her daemon, a mythical creature bound to her for life.
In Philip Pullman's world, it's daemon-eat-daemon
Unfortunately, a gang of kidnappers known as 'Gobblers' are stealing kids for a dubious purpose, and the deceptive Mrs Coulter has something to do with it. Also, there are witches. And armoured polar bears. Why wouldn't you watch it?
Who's in the cast for His Dark Materials
Dafne Keen is playing Lyra, an excellent choice - though her breakthrough character in Logan was quite insular, which Lyra most certainly is not. However, we trust Keen can deliver.
James McAvoy as Lyra's uncle, Lord Asriel
Ruth Wilson plays the devious Mrs Coulter
Lin Manuel-Miranda as the aëronaut Lee Scorseby
When is the His Dark Materials release date?
No word on an exact date, but BBC and HBO promise that His Dark Materials will be out later this year.
Watch the new trailer below.
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