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''The Golden Compass' Sparked Major Controversy — So, What Does This Mean for 'His Dark Materials?'


Following the series finale of Game of Thrones, HBO showed a trailer for their next big fantasy series, His Dark Materials. Based on Philip Pullman’s book trilogy, the TV show follows a young girl named Lyra (played by Dafne Keen) as she searches for her friend Roger who has been kidnapped.  

Her adventures span multiple worlds and she soon becomes entangled in a war. With polar bears, mystical creatures, and more, many may see a familiarity between this storyline and the 2007 film The Golden Compass, which unfortunately flopped at the box office. Now, HBO and BBC are hoping that relaunching Pullman’s trilogy into a mini series will resonate more with audiences.