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13/09/2019

'His Dark Materials' Release Date Revealed

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BBC's hotly anticipated 'His Dark Materials' adaptation has officially got a release date.

The eight-part series based on the popular Philip Pullman novels will have its global premiere on Sunday 03 November on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Adapted by Jack Thorne for TV, His Dark Materials tells the story of Lyra, the young protagonist who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there at the request of her Uncle, Lord Asriel, she lives a sheltered life amongst the scholars and college staff while under the watchful protection of The Master and Librarian Scholar Charles.

When the glamorous and mesmeric Mrs Coulter enters Lyra's life she embarks upon a dangerous journey of discovery from Oxford to London. Here she meets Father Macphail, Lord Boreal and journalist Adele Starminster at a glittering society party where she first hears about the sinister General Oblation Board.

Lyra is subsequently thrown into the nomadic world of the boat dwelling Gyptians - Ma Costa, Farder Coram, John Faa, Raymond Van Geritt, Jack Verhoeven and Benjamin de Ruyter who take her North in her quest. Once in the North she meets charismatic aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby who joins them on their epic journey and who becomes one of Lyra's closest allies.

His Dark Materials boasts a stellar cast including Dafne Keen as Lyra, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel and Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Lee Scoresby.

It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO.
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