The BBC and HBO unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming TV series, Are dark materials, show a fantastic world in which a war comes about between an authoritarian church and those who oppose it.
The series is based on the Philip Pullman book series and is set in an alternative world in which each person has his own form-changing, animal-shaped companion, a manifestation of their soul. These companions are called Daemons. The story follows a young girl named Lyra Belacqua (played by Logan& # 39; S Dafne Keen) who grows up as an orphan in Oxford. When children begin to disappear, including her best friend Roger, she goes to the North Pole to find him and discovers a conspiracy involving the dominant church of her world.
This latest trailer shows off the war between the church and its opponents. Lyra is in the middle: her uncle, Lord Asriel (played by James McAvoy), is one of those who resist the church. Church agent Mrs. Coulter (played by Ruth Wilson) takes Lyra under her care for shameful purposes and it soon becomes clear that she is doing some rather twisted experiments with children. Along the way, Lyra records an oracle called an aletheometer, meets aeronaut Lee Scoresby (played by Lin-Manuel Miranda) and armored polar bear Iorek Byrinson, and recruits to help her free her friends and disrupt church plans.
Are dark materials is a dark, anti-authoritarian trilogy (plus a recently released prequel, The Book of Dust) that examines the nature of ethics and consciousness. The first attempt at a film adaptation, 2007 & # 39; s The golden compass, did not meet the expectations of box office or fans, and the filmmakers never continued to adjust the other two books in the series. From this latest trailer it seems that HBO is positioning the series as a possible successor Game of Thrones, who just broadcast his last season in May. The book series certainly has the components to be the next big fantasy change – it has a fantastic cast of characters, a plot loaded with relevant political allegory, and lots of action and world-ending bets.
HBO has not announced a release date for the show's launch and only teases that it will be released this fall.