- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 3
- Genre: Sci-Fi,Fantasy
- Starring: Dafne Keen, Cristela Alonzo, David Suchet
- Studio: HBO
- Release Date: 2021
What’s it about
From Philip Pullman’s epic “His Dark Materials” fantasy trilogy (which consists of the books “The Golden Compass,” “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass”) comes Season 1 of this compelling HBO series that follows young orphan Lyra (Dafne Keen) on an incredible adventure into a parallel world where a human’s soul exists outside one’s body–in the form of a talking animal.
Orphan Lyra Belacqua’s world is turned upside-down by her long-absent uncle’s return from the north, while the glamorous Mrs Coulter visits. Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers. From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium. As the Gyptians head up North, Lyra searches for allies and comes across an armored bear named Iorek Byrnison. On their journey to the Station, Lyra and the Gyptians finally discover what the Gobblers have been doing to the missing children. Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the Gobblers’ activities in the North. She must use all her wits to help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate. Separated from her friends, Lyra must use all of her methods of deception to thwart a formidable foe. Meanwhile, Mrs Coulter plots her next move. As the Magesterium closes in, Lyra learns more about Asriel’s rebellion. But her assistance to him comes at a great personal cost.