San Diego Comic-Con is the gift that just keeps on giving. The official trailer for one of HBO’s newest shows, His Dark Materials, dropped over the weekend at the convention. The show, based on the award winning trilogy of novels of the same name, and written by Phillip Pullman, follows two friends as they travel through a series of universes. Dafne Keen, who many will recognize from her role as the violent mutant-child Laura in Logan, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda all star in the show. His Dark Materials airs this fall on HBO. That’s more than enough time to crack the novels open!
I usually get a little nervous when books that I have read and love become shows or movies, but I am on board for this show. 2007’s The Golden Compass, based on Northern Lights, the first book of the trilogy, missed its mark, to say the least. Hopefully HBO can fully capture the energy and magical feeling of the books and what they have to offer.