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Source: HBO

Who Is John Parry in 'His Dark Materials'? Why Fans Are Freaking Out Over His Introduction

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[Warning: Spoilers ahead]

The HBO show His Dark Materials, based on Philip Pullman’s book trilogy, follows the story of Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) as she searches for her missing friend Roger (Lewin Lloyd). Along the way she discovers a secret organization known as The General Oblation Board, or Gobblers, who kidnap children to experiment on separating the kids from their daemons to uncover more information about Dust. The evil organization is run by The Magisterium who rules over the people of this alternate world where Lyra lives.  

In the series premiere, Lyra’s uncle (who fans also now know is her father) Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) presents the scholars of Jordan College with the frozen head of explorer Stanislaus Grumman. Fans of the book series know that Stanislaus goes by another name, John Parry (Andrew Scott). So, who is John in His Dark Materials