His Dark Materials episode 5 promo: The Lost Boy
HBO has released The first promotion of the upcoming episode 5 of His Dark Materials, titled "The Lost Boy", with the Gypsies calling for the help of the witches in their fight against the Magesterium. The new episode airs December 1 on the BBC and December 2 on HBO. Check out the video on the player below!
Directed by Otto Bathurst from a script written by Jack Thorne, the official synopsis of the new episode reads: "The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital track."
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The first season of His Dark Materials follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she travels the worlds, including ours, Lyra meets a determined and brave boy named Will. Together they find extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of the living – and the dead – in their hands.
Keen will be playing the main character Lyra with Lin Manuel-Miranda (Hamilton, Return of Mary Poppins) as Lee Scoresby, McAvoy as Lyra's uncle, Lord Asriel and Clarke Peters (The Wire) playing The Lyra Trainer. Ian Gelder (Queers) will play librarian Charles Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as glamorous Mrs. Coulter, Will Keen (Wolf Hall) as father MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare (Life) as Lord Boreal and Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror)) as journalist Adele Starminster.
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His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. The executive producers of the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper and Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger of BBC One.