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.

  1. Philip Pullman


Series Cast

  1. Dafne Keen

    Dafne Keen

    Lyra Belacqua

    8 Episodes

  2. Ruth Wilson

    Ruth Wilson

    Marisa Coulter

    8 Episodes

  3. Clarke Peters

    Clarke Peters

    Dr. Carne

    8 Episodes

  4. James Cosmo

    James Cosmo

    Farder Coram

    8 Episodes

  5. Anne-Marie Duff

    Anne-Marie Duff

    Ma Costa

    8 Episodes

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His Dark Materials

Season 1

2019 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of His Dark Materials premiered on November 3, 2019.

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His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials


Status Returning Series


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  • TV-14


    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 59m



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