His Dark Materials episode 7 promo: The fight to the death
HBO has released the first promo for His Dark Materials episode seven titled “The Fight to the Death,” featuring Lyra along with the other main characters as they get ready for the impending battle. The video also teases the highly-anticipated fight between Iorek Byrnison and Iofur Raknison. The penultimate episode will air on December 15 on BBC and on December 16 on HBO. Check out the video in the player below!
Directed by Jamie Childs from a script written by Philip Pullman and Jack Thorne, the new episode’s official synopsis reads: “Separated from her friends, Lyra must use all of her methods of deception to thwart a formidable foe. Elsewhere, Mrs. Coulter plots her next move.”
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 journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets a determined and courageous boy called Will. Together they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.
Keen will be playing the main character Lyra with Lin Manuel-Miranda (Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns) as Lee Scoresby, McAvoy as Lyra’s uncle, Lord Asriel and Clarke Peters (The Wire) playing The Master who trains Lyra. Ian Gelder (Queers) will be portraying Librarian Scholar Charles, Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as the 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.
His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.