Dust off your hot-air balloons: His Dark Materials will lift off on Monday, Nov. 4, HBO announced Thursday.
Philip Pullman’s novels — a trilogy that consists of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass — follow Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. When one of her friends goes missing, Lyra embarks on a search that uncovers an evil plot involving stolen children. Along the way, the recovery effort turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
The HBO/BBC One adaptation features an all-star ensemble that includes X-Men‘s James McAvoy (as Lord Asriel), The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson (as Mrs. Coulter) and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (as aeronaut Lee Scoresby), The Wire‘s Clarke Peters (as The Master), Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott (as Colonel John Parry/Doctor Stanislaus Grumman/Jopari) and Logan star Dafne Keen (as Lyra).
The series’ voice case includes Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Helen McCrory (the Harry Potter films), Kit Connor (Rocketman) and David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot).
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