His Dark Materials, the new fantasy series from HBO, is now streaming on Showmax. Based on Philip Pullman’s award-winning novel trilogy of the same name, the series has an 83% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. Just one episode in, it reached #39 on the list of Most Popular TV right now on IMDB, where it’s rated at 8.7/10. It has also already been renewed for a second season.
The TV show follows Lyra, whose search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children. She sets off on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
The fantasy’s cast includes child stars Dafne Keen (Logan) and Amir Wilson as Lyra and Will, supported by Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther), Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (X-Men), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (Fosse/Verdon, Mary Poppins Returns), and BAFTA winner Helen McCrory (Harry Potter, The Queen). Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is one of the directors.
The show is streaming exclusively on Showmax in South Africa, and the first four episodes are available now.