Six months after Game of Thrones‘ battle for the Iron Throne ended, HBO would like to invite you to enter a new world full of magical spells and awe-inspiring beasts.
In the full trailer for the network’s new fantasy series His Dark Materials — which you can watch above — we’re introduced to a magical world ruled with an iron fist by the likes of Ruth Wilson’s Mrs. Coulter… and a young orphan named Lyra (played by Logan‘s Dafne Keen), who’s entrusted with a truth-telling device called an alethiometer. “If she can read the alethiometer, she will be more valuable to us than any soldier we have,” a grizzled old fighter marvels.
Lyra joins forces with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Lee Scoresby, who recruits a mammoth polar bear to fight alongside them in the “great war” to come and rescue a band of imprisoned orphans like Lyra. What follows is a dizzying display of supernatural warfare, including looming zeppelins, magical animals — and one badass polar bear fight.
Based on Philip Pullman’s bestselling novels, His Dark Materials premieres Monday, Nov. 4 at 9/8c on HBO. Press PLAY on the video above for a sneak peek, and then hit the comments below and tell us: How does it look so far, book readers?