After a middling film adaptation in 2007, Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy will be hitting the small screen, this time as a television series on HBO.
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Based on the first novel in the series, The Golden Compass, the first season will follow Lyra as her search for her missing friend leads her to uncover a plot involving kidnapped children and she must travel through various parallel worlds to reunite with her uncle and save the world.
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Dafne Keen (Logan) will play Lyra, while James McAvoy (Glass) plays her uncle Asriel. Ruth Wilson (The Affair) plays the main villain, Mrs. Coulter. Lin-Manuel Miranda has also been cast in the series.
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With a stacked cast and HBO money behind it, fans can expect something epic from this new show. Thankfully, they don’t have to wait much longer.
It has been confirmed that the series will premiere on November 4th.
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