His Dark Materials is a brand new series from the BBC based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels of the same name. The story follows Lyra as she searches for her missing friend, in an alternate world, where every person has an animal companion manifested from a human soul.
His Dark Materials Season 1 TV Preview
Adapted from Phillip Pullman’s fantasy novels, this series is written by Jack Thorne (Wonder). It follows Lyra as she searches for her kidnapped best friend. The search leads her to other kidnappings all with links to a dangerous substance called Dust.
More and more dark secrets come to the fore as the series progresses, including a major twist when we discover who Lyra’s father is. A secret organisation is also revealed, one that might just know the whereabouts of the missing children. Those of us that love lots of twists and turns in storylines will find the show enthralling and more than a little addictive.
Starring James McAvoy (X-Files), Dafne Keen, (Logan) Clarke Peters (The Wire), and Ruth Wilson (Luther), the much anticipated His Dark Materials TV series arrives in Australia from Tuesday, November 5, at 8:30pm AEST.
Where to Watch or Stream His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials, started airing exclusively on FOX SHOWCASE on Tuesday, November 5. Here in Australia, there are several options for accessing FOX SHOWCASE including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a set-top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Foxtel Plus pack, which offers over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
You also have the option to stream His Dark Materials season 1 online using Foxtel Now. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content before choosing your preferred pack (Pop, Lifestyle, Sport, Drama, Movies, Docos, Kids), and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. His Dark Materials is available as part of the Foxtel Now Pop pack, which gives you instant access to hundreds of TV shows Live and on demand. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices (see table below). To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
Alternatively, you can access FOX SHOWCASE with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream His Dark Materials S1 for free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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His Dark Materials Season 1 Live TV Schedule
Each episode of Season 1 airs every Tuesday, with FOX Showcase screening express from the US. Season 1 has eight episodes in total. There is no His Dark Materials free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on FOX Showcase (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra). Here’s the live TV schedule for season 1 shown as Sydney time:
|Episode||Live Airing Schedule||Provider|
|S1 Episode 1||5 Nov 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 2||12 Nov 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 3||19 Nov 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 4||26 Nov 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 5||3 Dec 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 6||10 Dec 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 7||17 Dec 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 8||24 Dec 2019 – 8:30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream His Dark Materials whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Must See TV for His Dark Materials fans
His Dark Materials consists of eight episodes and looks set to be a hit with audiences around the world and create some truly gripping storylines. Once you’ve watched all the episodes, we have suggested a few series below that may also take your fancy
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