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SDCC 2019: HBO's His Dark Materials Season 1 Trailer Premieres

19 July 2019

Dæmons, for those unfamiliar with the trilogy, are one of the most unique and captivating parts of the His Dark Materials world. Ruth Wilson (Luther), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) were on hand to share new details about the series and hint at the epic fantasy that lies in store.

The San Diego Comic-Con panel for the series is happening right now, but HBO has already shared a brand new His Dark Materials Comic-Con trailer that looks even more impressive than what we'd previously seen from this series.

The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Philip Pullman, which are set in an alternate world where humans are tied to animal-like reflections of themselves, or "daemons", which also will factor into the storytelling big-time. Main character Lyra Belacqua's (Keen) daemon is a snow-white ermine voiced by Archie Barnes. Watch the trailer below!

Wilson said she first read the books she chose to commit when she read the description of the villainous Mrs. Coulter. And also one heavily-armored polar bear, who just absolutely steals the show here.

The trailer comes during a Hall H panel that included stars James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), Dafne Keen (Lyra), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby), Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter) and executive producer Jane Tranter.

Starring Logan breakout actress Dafne Keen as Lyra, a courageous girl who lives with professors at Oxford's Jordan College, His Dark Materials tells a tale of magic and mystery as Lyra connects a string of kidnappings that involve one of her dear friends to a larger plot and a sin-sparking substance known as Dust. Together they encounter extraordinary beings like armoured polar bear Iorek Byrnison and unsafe secrets, with the fate of both the living - and the dead - in their hands.

SDCC 2019: HBO's His Dark Materials Season 1 Trailer Premieres