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His Dark Materials 

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Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Belacqua 16 episodes, 2019
Kit Connor ...  Pantalaimon 16 episodes, 2019
Archie Barnes Archie Barnes ...  Pantalaimon 13 episodes, 2019
Tyler Howitt Tyler Howitt ...  Billy Costa 8 episodes, 2019
Leanne Holder ...  Serafina Clan Witch #1 8 episodes
Andrew Scott ...  Colonel John Parry 8 episodes
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 8 episodes
Ian Peck ...  Cardinal Sturrock 7 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. Written by ahmetkozan

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

5 November 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Úr sötét anyagai See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The title comes from a line in John Milton's "Paradise Lost". See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a zoom out, starting from particles of Dust at atomic level and zooming out to show the various multiversal locations within the story (and the objects/people/vehicles within these multiverses) before concluding the zoom out to reveal the series title. See more »

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A good start to a series that deserves to be concluded and expanded
4 November 2019 | by charmingkostasSee all my reviews

To this day I still do not know why the film failed to deliver. It might have been bad timing, or some other dark forces at work. Yet, more than a decade later, His Dark Materials is granted a new chance to acquire a long-promised but deserved status to literature masterpieces who hop into popular media. Lyra's Jordan does exactly what it promises; it sets the foundations to the story, while taking time to describe Oxford - not our Oxford mind you, but one that could exist somewhere else. The college, the Gyptians and their customs, the Cobblers - with Asriel, Mrs. Coulter and, of course, Lyra in the midst of all- have been presented in the best way possible. Sunday nights have just got interesting. Looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds.


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