With a little over two weeks to go until His Dark Materials premieres, five new images have been released from the BBC and HBO’s hotly-anticipated TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s beloved fantasy novel series; take a look here…
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.
Dafne Keen (Logan) as Lyra, James McAvoy (It: Chapter Two) as Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Mrs. Coulter, Clarke Peters (The Wire) as The Master, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) as Lee Scoresby, Amir Wilson (The Kid Who Would Be King) as Will Parry, Ian Gelder (Queers) as Librarian Scholar Charles, Will Keen (Wolf Hall) as Father MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare (Life) as Lord Boreal, Georgina Campbell (Krypton) as Adele Starminster, Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Ma Costa, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram, Lucien Msamati (Richard II) as John Faa, Mat Fraser (Cast Offs) as Raymond Van Geritt, Geoff Bell (War Horse) as Jack Verhoeven, Simon Manyonda (King Lear) as Benjamin de Ruyter, Lewin Lloyd (Taboo) as Roger Parslow, Daniel Frogson (The Devil Outside) as Tony Costa, Tyler Howitt (Apple Tree House) as Billy Costa, Archie Barnes (Patrick) as Pantalaimon, Andrew Scott (Fleabag) as Jopari, Joe Tandberg (The Innocents) as Iorek Byrnison, David Suchet (Poirot) as Kaisa, Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as Stelmaria, Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) as Hester, and Kit Connor (Rocketman) as Pantalaimon.
Photo credits: HBO