The trailer for His Dark Materials featuring Dafne Keen and Lin Manuel Miranda has dropped, and it looks amazing. Not sure about James McAvoy though. Via Gizmodo:
Non-fans probably know the story as The Golden Compass, which was the name of Pullman’s first book in the trilogy when it was released in North America. It was even made into a big budget movie but it didn’t quite connect with audiences.
This adaptation, though, has already been renewed for a second season, and even with this first teaser, clearly has some major differences from the movie.
For example, as our resident His Dark Materials expert Beth Elderkin noted, “the trailer ends on an image of Lord Asriel, next to an empty cage, looking up at the Aurora Borealis — something that doesn’t happen until the end of the first book, The Golden Compass.