Lyra’s Adventure Begins in His Dark Materials Episode 1 Photos

Lyra’s Lifetime Adventure Begins in His Dark Materials  Episode 1 Photos

HBO and BBC have released a new batch of promotional photos from the upcoming first episode of His Dark Materials. They feature a closer look at young protagonist Lyra, who is on a mission to save some missing kids. Additionally, we see James McAvoy’s Lord Asriel and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Lee Scoresby. Ruth Wilson’s Marisa Coulter makes her appearance as well. We also get some shots of the animal-like daemons, who play a pivotal role. The upcoming live-action adaptation of Philip Pullman’s best-selling fantasy trilogy will debut next week.

You can check out the His Dark Materials premiere photos in the gallery below.

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The His Dark Materials cast also includes Dafne Keen (Logan), James McAvoy (Dark Phoenix), as well as Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns). In a parallel universe where all humans have animal companions called dæmons, the young Lyra, living a sheltered life among the academics at Jordan College, Oxford, discovers a dangerous secret.

Other cast members include Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Ma Costa, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram, Lucien Msamati (Richard II) as John Faa, Mat Fraser (Cast Offs) as Raymond Van Geritt, as well as Geoff Bell (War Horse) as Jack Verhoeven, and Simon Manyonda (King Lear) as Benjamin de Ruyter.

Part of Philip Pullman’s trilogy was previously transported to the big screen in The Golden Compass. The 2007 movie starred Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, as well as Dakota Blue Richards, and Eva Green. Chris Weitz’s movie, though, covered just Pullman’s first novel, also called Northern Lights.

His Dark Materials will premiere on November 4 and will air in the U.S. on HBO. Are you excited about the upcoming HBO fantasy show? Let us know in the comments section below.