BBC One has released the trailer for their Philip Pullman adaptation His Dark Materials, which is set to premiere later this year.
His Dark Materials follows Lyra, 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 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.
The drama series, which was developed for television by Jack Thorne, is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema in association with BBC Studios Distribution and Anton Capital Entertainment, S.C.A. and stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, Ian Gelder, Ruth Wilson, Will Keen, Ariyon Bakare, Georgina Campbel, Anne-Marie Duff, James Cosmo, Lucian Msamati, Mat Fraser, Geoff Bell, Simon Manyonda, Lewin Lloyd, Daniel Frogson, Tyler Howitt and Archie Barnes. The executive producers are Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf, Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, and Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich, Carolyn Blackwood, Ben Irving and Piers Wenger.
Check out the trailer below: