"His Dark Materials" is a fantasy drama television series directed by Tom Hooper, Dawn Shadforth, Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn, Jamie Childs and Leanne Welham.
The starring cast includes Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, Ariyon Bakare as Lord Carlo Boreal, Anne-Marie Duff as Maggie 'Ma' Costa, James Cosmo as Farder Coram van Texel, Will Keen as Father Hugh MacPhail, Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College, Lucian Msamati as Lord John Faa, Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa and others.

Here are "His Dark Materials" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for His Dark Materials TV series?

HBO on Thursday, October 15, 2020 released the trailer for "His Dark Materials" you can watch here:
His Dark Materials: Season 2 | Official Trailer | HBO.

Plot summary

What is His Dark Materials TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "His Dark Materials" TV series plot summary.

His Dark Materials is set in a multi-world reality, with the action moving from one world to another. The series is based on Philip Pullman's trilogy of the same name. It begins in an alternative world where all humans' souls manifest as animal companions called daemons. The series follows the life of a young girl named Lyra (Dafne Keen) who is an orphan living with the scholars at Jordan College (Clarke Peters), Oxford, in a world governed by the Magisterium, a religious and political body. Lyra discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter (Ruth Wilson), and is the subject of a witches prophecy that she will change the world. In her search for a missing friend, Lyra also uncovers a series of kidnappings and its link to a mysterious substance called Dust, which leads her on a journey of epic proportions and ultimately to other worlds. The witches' prophecy also links Lyra's destiny to Will, a teenager from our world, who is himself being pursued by mysterious figures connected to his vanished father.


Who plays who in the His Dark Materials TV series cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "His Dark Materials" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Dafne Keen  as Lyra Belacqua (also known as Lyra Silvertongue), a girl
Ruth Wilson  as Marisa Coulter a powerful figure at the Magisterium
Ariyon Bakare  as Lord Carlo Boreal an authoritative figure at the Magisterium
Anne-Marie Duff  as Maggie 'Ma' Costa a Gyptian woman
James Cosmo  as Farder Coram van Texel an elderly Gyptian and Serafina's former lover
Will Keen  as Father Hugh MacPhail (later Cardinal), a Magisterium official
Clarke Peters  as The Master of Jordan College
Lucian Msamati  as Lord John Faa of the Western Gyptians
Lewin Lloyd  as Roger Parslow a kitchen boy
Daniel Frogson  as Tony Costa Ma Costa's elder son
Gary Lewis  as Thorold Asriel's assistant
Lin-Manuel Miranda  as Lee Scoresby an aeronaut
Ruta Gedmintas  as Serafina Pekkala a witch
Amir Wilson  as Will Parry a secondary school student from Oxford, whose father disappeared 13 years previously
James McAvoy  as Lord Asriel Belacqua a scholar and explorer
Nina Sosanya  as Elaine Parry Will's sick mother
Jade Anouka  as Ruta Skadi a Latvian witch queen and a former lover of Lord Asriel
Simone Kirby  as Dr Mary Malone a physicist from Will's world
Andrew Scott  as Colonel John Parry a marine and explorer
Sean Gilder  as Father Graves a member of the Magisterium
Kit Connor  as Pantalaimon Lyra's daemon
Cristela Alonzo  as Hester Lee Scoresby's daemon (series 1 - 2)
Joe Tandberg  as Iorek Byrnison (voice and motion-capture), an armoured bear
David Suchet  as Kaisa Serafina Pekkala's daemon
Helen McCrory  as Stelmaria Asriel's daemon
Frank Bourke  as Fra Pavel Rasek a representative and alethiometrist of the Consistorial Court of Discipline
Eloise Little  as Salcilia Roger's daemon (series 1)
Jamie Wilkes  as Inspector Walters "the pale-faced man" and an associate of Boreal and Thomas
David Langham  as Father Garret
Lia Williams  as Dr Cooper a Magisterium scientist operating in Bolvangar
Sophie Okonedo  as Xaphania an angel (series 2 - present)
Robert Emms  as Thomas an agent working for Boreal
Mat Fraser  as Raymond Van Gerritt
Geoff Bell  as Jack Verhoeven (series 1)
Bella Ramsey  as Angelica a girl living in Cittàgazze
Simon Manyonda  as Benjamin de Ruyter (series 1)
Morfydd Clark  as Sister Clara (series 1)
Tyler Howitt  as Billy Costa a Gyptian boy captured by the Gobblers and Ma Costa's younger son
Ian Peck  as Cardinal Sturrock the head of the Magisterium
Remmie Milner  as Lena Feldt a witch
Sasha Frost  as Reina Miti a witch
Peter Serafinowicz  as Iofur Raknison (series 1)
Ella Schrey-Yeats  as Paola a girl living in Cittàgazze
Lindsay Duncan  as Octavia Father MacPhail's daemon (series 2 - present)
Terence Stamp  as Giacomo Paradisi the bearer of the subtle knife residing in Cittàgazze
Phoebe Waller-Bridge  as Sayan Kötör John Parry's daemon (series 2)
Georgina Campbell  as Adele Starminster a reporter
Ray Fearon  as Mr Hanway Will's school boxing coach
Omid Djalili  as Dr Martin Lanselius the diplomatic consul of the witch clans in the North
Lewis MacDougall  as Tullio a boy living in Cittàgazze
Phoebe Scholfield  as Alicia the Master's daemon (series 1)
Sope Dirisu  as Sergi Ruta Skadi's daemon (series 2 - present)
Libby Rodliffe  as Lyuba Tony Costa's daemon (series 1)
Mary Fernandez  as Esme
Nabil Elouahabi  as The Bright-Eyed Man
Ruby Llewelyn  as Rose
Ian Gelder  as Pastor Charles
Kate Rutter  as Sister Betty
Harry Melling  as Sysselman
Robin Pearce  as Oliver Payne
Eva Jazani  as Bridget McGinn
Amit Shah  as Dr Rendal
Cameron King  as Toby
Asheq Akhtar  as Jotham Santelia
Martha Bright  as Bella
Raffiella Chapman  as Annie Padian
Julie Hale  as Zoe Mary's sister
Marama Corlett  as Katja Sirkka a witch
Sandra James-Young  as Diane
Amma Ris  as Martha Fairwell
Angus Wright  as Dr Haley a scholar
Johanne Murdock  as Alanna Perkins
Kirsty Besterman  as Sam Cansino
Jane How  as Annabel Parry the mother of John and the grandmother of Will
Frankie Hervey  as Louise Mary's niece
Brian Protheroe  as Graham Parry the father of John and the grandfather of Will
Alfie Todd  as Ben Mary's nephew
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Chipo Chung
Simon Harrison
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Jamie Ward
Joi Johannsson  as Iofur Raknison
Pasi Antero Remsu  as Samoyed Hunter
Patrick Godfrey  as Butler
Philip Goldacre  as Sub-Rector
Richard Cunningham  as Chaplain
Cath Whitefield  as WPC Jenkins
John Macneill  as Security Guard
Henry Miller  as Porter
Nigel Cooke  as Seal Hunter


What are His Dark Materials filming details?

"His Dark Materials" series are produced by BBC, New Line Cinema, Bad Wolf, New Line Productions and Scholastic.

Country of origin: United Kingdom and United States. Original language: English.


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"His Dark Materials" TV series got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.9/10.

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