His Dark Materials(TV show/series, 2019-)

| 1h per episode | Genres: Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama

Scripted Reality in 2 seasons with 15 episodes

His Dark MaterialsRating: 4.1/5 (with 443 votes) 295
His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions, for BBC One and HBO, with the latter handling international distribution. The eight-episode first series premiered on 3 November 2019 on BBC One in the United Kingdom, and on 4 November on HBO in the United States and other markets. The seven-episode second series premiered on 8 November 2020 in the United Kingdom, and on 16 November 2020 in the United States. In December 2020, His Dark Materials was renewed for a third and final series of eight episodes based on The Amber Spyglass. ()
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About His Dark Materials

Lyra is 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. She is later 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.

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His Dark Materials Seasons and Episodes

11/08/2020Series 2 - 7 episodes
Season two begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will, a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Mrs. Coulter searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.
#1 | 11/08/2020The City of Magpies
3.8/5 (with 8 votes)
Lyra and Will find themselves in a strange new place. The Magisterium take action as Mrs Coulter interrogates a suspected heretic witch, and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission.
#2 | 11/15/2020The Cave
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)
Lyra crosses into Will's world, and they set off to find answers about Dust. Will is shocked to discover he has grandparents, but quickly realises he can’t trust them.
#3 | 11/22/2020Theft
3.7/5 (with 8 votes)
Lyra ignores the alethiometer, with dangerous consequences for her and Will. Lee Scoresby’s search for Grumman brings an unlikely ally, and the witches seek answers.
#4 | 11/29/2020Tower of the Angels
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)
In search of the knife, Will and Lyra try to gain entry into the Torre Degli Angeli. Lee finds Grumman - or Jopari, as he is now known - and they take to the sky in search of the knife bearer.
#5 | 12/06/2020The Scholar
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)
Will and Lyra plan to steal the alethiometer from Boreal but are set back by an unforeseen guest. MacPhail takes decisive action, and Mary takes a leap of faith.
#6 | 12/13/2020Malice
3.8/5 (with 6 votes)
Lyra and Will find allies who can help them in their search for Will’s father. The Magisterium learn something shocking, and Mrs Coulter meets a formidable foe.
#7 | 12/20/2020Æsahættr
4.0/5 (with 8 votes)
As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, Lee is determined to fulfil his quest, whatever the cost. Mrs Coulter’s question is answered, and Will takes on his father’s mantle. Season finale.
11/03/2019Series 1 - 8 episodes
04/26/2020Specials - 1 episode

Additional Information

Production country: United Kingdom (UK)
Shot in: Cardiff
Based on: "His Dark Materials trilogy" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 29 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Serbian (SR), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 11/03/2019
Latest episode released on: 12/20/2020
Directors: Tom Hooper, Dawn Shadforth, Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn, Jamie Childs, Leanne Welham
Screenwriter: Jack Thorne
Composer: Lorne Balfe
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"À la croisée des mondes"
"Темные начала"
"Його темні матеріали"
"Темні початки"

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