His Dark Materials Gets November Premiere Date at HBO

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His Dark Materials has a premiere date!

The series will launch Monday, November. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

The series is an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction.


The series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world.

Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

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The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.


Other cast members include:

Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for “The Affair”) as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award winner for “Hamilton”) as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy (Golden Globe nominee for “Atonement”) as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters (HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme”) as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.


His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO.

Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

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The series will launch one night earlier across the pond on November 3, so if you're from the U.K. you're getting this one early!


The series has been in the works for some time, and fans got their first glimpse of the beautiful world in the San Diego Comic-Con trailer. 

It was filled with moments that would be welcome for fans of the book series. 

Have a look below and join me in the comments. 

Will you be watching?

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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