His Dark Materials is an trilogy of fantasy novels by Sir Philip Pullman consisting of Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
The cast includes Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne-Marie Duff, Clarke Peters, Will Keen, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell, and James Cosmo.
The trilogy, being called "anti-Narnia", was number 8 on the Top 100 banned books list for 2000-2009.
In the series, Authoritarian Magisterium harms children by permanently separating them from their Dæmons (a physical embodiment of a human soul), and thus stunting their intellectual and sexual growth.
In 2007, the Catholic League campaigned against The Golden Compass movie, declaring that it promoted atheism and attacked the church.