Trailer drops for new HBO fantasy series people are calling the next 'Game of Thrones'

Trailer drops for new HBO fantasy series people are calling the next 'Game of Thrones'

One of the most popular children's book series of all time is His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

While it was adapted for the big screen in 2007, it very much had a mixed reception, and there are high hopes that its small screen adaptation will perform much better - so much so that it could rival Game of Thrones.

To see the teaser trailer that's got people talking, check out the video below: 

Unlike the medieval fantasy drama GoT, which was entirely produced by HBO, the His Dark Materials series will be a collaboration between HBO and the BBC and have the same name as the trilogy it's based on.

In case you never read the books., they are a coming-of-age story about two children traveling through parallel universes, and, as the trailer above, there's a lot of weird and wonderful creatures in them - from witches to armored polar bears.

A still from the upcoming His Dark Materials series. Credit: HBO

His Dark Materials is set in a world where people's souls manifest as "dæmon", which are shape-shifting animals.

The series' protagonist is a girl named Lyra who goes on a mission through these universes to find her kidnapped friend.

Hopefully, with longer screen time, it will do the story justice in a way that its big-screen adaptation failed to do.

This is how the series has been described by HBO:

"Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world.

"Her 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 Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living -  and the dead -  in their hands."

While its release date has yet to be announced, it's clear that TV fans could be in for a treat in the very near future!