HBO has released the official trailer for its TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy of fantasy novels, His Dark Materials.
The trailer previews the magic, mystery and extraordinary beings to come as a young orphan named Lyra (Dafne Keen) uncovers a sinister plot involving kidnapped children while wielding a strange device.
“If she can read the alethiometer, she will be more valuable to us than any soldier we have,” a hardened fighter reveals in the spot.
The first season of His Dark Materials will cover Pullman’s first novel, “The Golden Compass.” In 2007, the book series was made into a film starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman.
The forthcoming series also stars James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ruth Wilson. It premieres Nov. 4 on HBO.