Game Of Thrones is coming to an end and HBO is now on a mission to release other shows that can be just as or even more popular. Do you think this new show can do it?
I had all intentions of unsubscribing from HBO Go once Game Of Thrones is over. To me, it makes no sense paying for the platform every month if I'm not going to use it very often. But, HBO is trying their best to keep subscribers by bringing some amazing new shows. Watchmen has been tapped to be the next amazing show like Game Of Thrones, but they didn't stop there.
HBO is now working on a TV adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s popular young adult book His Dark Materials. On May 17th, a teaser trailer of the show was released announcing that it will premiere later in 2019 by BBC via HBO. Check out the trailer below.
This looks so good and is definitely a show that I will be binge-watching. Would it become as popular as Game Of Thrones? Well, we'll just have to wait and see. English screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne adapted the story to the TV screen and it stars Dafne Keen as the main protagonist Lyra Belacqua. She is accompanied by the likes of Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy.
According to IMDB the synopsis of the series is:
His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.
“Lyra could feel Pantalaimon bristling with anxiety, though he made no sound. For herself, she was pleasantly excited.”— Dan McCulloch (@danmcculloch) May 17, 2019
Introducing the world to Lyra and Pan. New trailer has arrived!#hisdarkmaterials #bbc #hbo @DafneKeen @darkmaterials pic.twitter.com/MqoxJR332B
Do you think this could become as popular as Game Of Thrones?