His Dark Materials, at the crossroads of worlds : we need to look at the series adapted from the novels ?

His Dark Materials, à la croisée des mondes : faut-il regarder la série adaptée des romans ?

His Dark Material, Has the crossroads of the worlds : should he watch the HBO series ?

After a film was released in 2007, the trilogy Was the crossroads of the worlds written by Philip Pullman is entitled to a new adaptation, in the series this time, with His Dark Materials, at the crossroads of the worlds aired on HBO this Monday, November 4, and from tomorrow, Tuesday 5 November, on OCS in France. PRBK was able to see 4 of the 8 episodes of season 1. Then, one mate or it zaps ? Check out our notice.

There is nothing to stop HBO. A few weeks ago, the cable channel that broadcast Game of Thrones launched Watchmen, series intriguing and addictive based on the comics of the same name. This Monday, November 4, HBO unveiled in the United States episode 1 of His Dark Materials : at the crossroads of the worlds, available in France as early as tomorrow in the US+24 on OCS. It is a new adaptation of the trilogy of Philip Pullman, 12 years after the movie with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

The essential

Created by : Jack Thorne, based on the novels of Philip Pullman.
With : Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lewis Lloyd, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anne-Marie Duff.
Format : 8 episodes of 1 hour.
Diffusion EN : every Tuesday in the US+24 on OCS from the 5 novembe.

The pitch

In a world much different from ours, every human being is followed by an animal called a daemon, a representation of the soul of the person it accompanies. The young Lyra Belacqua, an orphan refuge in Jordan College of Oxford, will see her world in upheaval when her best friend Roger disappears mysteriously. To find him, she will embark on a crazy adventure, and deal with the Magisterium, an institution run by the Church.

The trailer for His Dark Materials : at the crossroads of the worlds

An epic adventure

If His Dark Materials : at the crossroads of the worlds is a fantasy series, it is also primarily a series of incredible adventure. It was shipped without wrong with Lyra in her quest dangerous in order to save her friend Roger. The story full of twists and turns makes us travel to meet new places and new characters, without any weariness. Unlike Watchmen , whose complexity can be a bit confusing at first, this adaptation of the crossroads of the worlds is accessible without problem, even to those who have not read the books nor seen the movie.

Visually, the series is a real success story. The special effects in particular on the daemons or the bears are simply impressive, not to mention the sublime generic. It feels like HBO has put the package (tickets) for that His Dark Materials hold up to its promises both in the plot than to showcase the rich universe of Philip Pullman.

Side casting, His Dark Materials is all good ! Already excellent in Logan in the face of Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen shows again that despite her 14 years, she has everything a great actress that can bring power or sweetness to her character. Face it, there’s a Ruth Wilson sometimes creepy, a Lin-Manuel Miranda while playfulness and James McAvoy in shape. In short, a casting convincing, which gives still more relief to the series.

In brief : HBO has any good this season. Just like Watchmen , but in a genre that is obviously different, His Dark Materials : at the crossroads of the world is an intelligent entertainment that is worn by a cast solid, and a Dafne Keen more surprising than ever. The series can count on its rich universe and its special effects successful to seduce.

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