The upcoming BBC adaption of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials is finishing out its cast with production currently underway.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson are joining the cast of the 8 episode series which will adapt the first four books of the series.
Dafne Keen (Logan) plays Lyra, the precocious girl at the center of the story, whose adventures with a truth-telling device called the alethiometer bring her into contact with her mysterious Uncle Asriel (McAvoy), a terrifying woman named Mrs. Coulter (Wilson) and a strange phenomenon called Dust. On her journey from Oxford to London and beyond, Lyra meets charismatic aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby (Miranda).
Production has begun in Cardiff, Wales and is being handled by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for the BBC.