London celebrations

HIS DARK MATERIALS Panel – MCM Comic Con London

The cast of Its dark materials traveled to London for MCM Comic Con to meet fans.

The BBC/HBO show is an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy book series.

Its dark materials

In its dark matters we follow Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic mingle. 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.

The show premiered in 2019 and aired jointly on the BBC in the UK and HBO in the US. Jack Thorne wrote and adapted the series with Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema producing the project.

Check out some photos we took of the panel below and stick around for a clip.

The cast took to the main stage in front of a huge audience with exclusive clips from the upcoming season. Panel guests were Amir Wilson, Dafne Keen, Jack Thorne, Jane Transter, Simone Kirby and Ruta Gedmintas. Jane Douglas, a presenter and content creator known for Oxventure, handled hosting duties.

Consult the introduction of the panel as well as the few opening questions.

Questions and excerpts

Next, we moved on to our first look at Season 3 via all-new, never-before-seen clips. As a fan of the books, the first clip immediately brought to mind my memory of a major moment between Lyra and Pan.

Discussions focused on the challenges of adapting the novels to the screen. We even learned during the panel that Philip Pullman apologized to the creators for the difficulty in adapting certain aspects of the story. During the panel, there were a number of clips from the upcoming season focusing on different characters.

It was easy to see the chemistry among the cast, especially Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson. The two play Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry respectively. The two talk about the evolving relationship between Lyra and Will and their very different family experiences during their adventures.

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