His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

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From Philip Pullman's epic "His Dark Materials" fantasy trilogy (which consists of the books "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife," and "The Amber Spyglass") comes Season 1 of this compelling series that follows young orphan Lyra (Dafne Keen) on an incredible adventure into a parallel world where a human's soul exists outside one's body--in the form of a talking animal. Over the course of eight Season 1 episodes, as the glamorous and mesmeric Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) enters her life, Lyra embarks upon a dangerous journey of discovery that will take her North in search of answers and change her life forever. The stellar supporting cast includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Anne-Marie Duff, Will Keen and Ariyon Bakare.
From Philip Pullman's epic "His Dark Materials" fantasy trilogy (which consists of the books "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife," and "The Amber Spyglass") comes Season 1 of this compelling series that follows young orphan Lyra (Dafne Keen) on an incredible adventure into a parallel world where a human's soul exists outside one's body--in the form of a talking animal. Over the course of eight Season 1 episodes, as the glamorous and mesmeric Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) enters her life, Lyra embarks upon a dangerous journey of discovery that will take her North in search of answers and change her life forever. The stellar supporting cast includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, Anne-Marie Duff, Will Keen and Ariyon Bakare.

Season 1 (17 episodes)

  • 1. Lyra's Jordan

    Original air date: 11/01/2019 Runtime: 54:42 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2019 Runtime: 54:42 min. Series premiere. Orphan Lyra Belacqua's world is upended by her long-absent uncle’s return from the North, while the glamorous Mrs. Coulter visits Jordan College with a proposition.

  • 2. The Idea of North

    Original air date: 11/11/2019 Runtime: 56:04 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2019 Runtime: 56:04 min. Lyra arrives to her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs. Coulter's help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.

  • 3. The Spies

    Original air date: 11/18/2019 Runtime: 55:22 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2019 Runtime: 55:22 min. From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely place, which helps her put together more about her past and keep safe from Mrs. Coulter and the Magisterium.

  • 4. Armour

    Original air date: 11/25/2019 Runtime: 56:28 min.

    Original air date: 11/25/2019 Runtime: 56:28 min. Lyra and the Gyptians arrive in the North, and seek the help of the Witches' Consul, Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby and an armored bear in service to the town.

  • 5. The Lost Boy

    Original air date: 12/02/2019 Runtime: 55:43 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2019 Runtime: 55:43 min. The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.

  • 6. The Daemon-Cages

    Original air date: 12/09/2019 Runtime: 53:18 min.

    Original air date: 12/09/2019 Runtime: 53:18 min. Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the Gobbler's activities in the North. She must now use all her wits to help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate.

  • 7. The Fight to the Death

    Original air date: 12/16/2019 Runtime: 55:22 min.

    Original air date: 12/16/2019 Runtime: 55:22 min. Separated from her friends, Lyra must use all of her methods of deception to thwart a formidable foe. Elsewhere, Mrs. Coulter plots her next move.

  • 8. Betrayal

    Original air date: 12/23/2019 Runtime: 56:12 min.

    Original air date: 12/23/2019 Runtime: 56:12 min. Season One Finale. As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra learns more about Asriel's rebellion, but her assistance to him comes at great personal cost.

  • 101. His Dark Materials: Season 1 Trailer

    Runtime: 2:24 min.

    Runtime: 2:24 min. A quick preview of this thrilling fantasy series based on Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy.

  • 102. Dafne Keen: Bringing Lyra Belacqua to Life

    Runtime: 4:27 min.

    Runtime: 4:27 min. Dafne Keen discusses the young, brave hero she portrays as she embarks on an epic adventure.

  • 103. Ruth Wilson: Bringing Mrs. Coulter to Life

    Runtime: 3:24 min.

    Runtime: 3:24 min. Described as the mother of all evil, this is a fascinating look at the deeply complex character, Mrs. Coulter.

  • 104. Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bringing Lee Scoresby to Life

    Runtime: 2:25 min.

    Runtime: 2:25 min. An exciting look at the swashbuckling pilot, Lee Scoresby, and the steadfast ideals that make him such a unique character.

  • 105. James McAvoy: Bringing Lord Asriel to Life

    Runtime: 3:17 min.

    Runtime: 3:17 min. Lord Asriel is willing to sacrifice everything to break the invisible chains holding humanity back.

  • 106. Adapting His Dark Materials

    Runtime: 4:06 min.

    Runtime: 4:06 min. Philip Pullman and Storytellers discuss the exciting process of adapting seven years of fantasy into episodes of long form television spanning across many universes.

  • 107. The Daemons of His Dark Materials

    Runtime: 3:45 min.

    Runtime: 3:45 min. A look at the artistry and technical wizardry used to bring the Animal Daemons to life.

  • 108. Dressing His Dark Materials

    Runtime: 3:17 min.

    Runtime: 3:17 min. The unique and timeless fashions found in this stylistic adventure series.

  • 109. Building His Dark Materials

    Runtime: 5:56 min.

    Runtime: 5:56 min. A talented group of creatives from prop making to set design, construct every exquisite detail in this vast fantasy world.