Lin-Manuel Miranda geeks out on 'His Dark Materials'


Director Tom Hooper had quite the day with the trailer releases of both his projects: "His Dark Materials" and "Cats".

The Hamilton creator will play adventurer Lee Scoresby in the series, which is an adaption of Sir Philip Pullman's trilogy of novels and is a joint production between the BBC and USA cable network HBO.

"An adaptation of Philip Pullman's acclaimed trilogy HIS DARK MATERIALS is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction".

Watch the trailer for the show here, and see our exclusive photos from their panel below! James McAvoy is on the scene hamming it up to 11, Ruth Wilson is out here serving lewks as a vaguely menacing antagonist, and Keen is still filled with the fire that made her such a breakout young performer across from Hugh Jackman in Logan. The first novel in the series was called The Golden Compass in the United States and Northern Lights everywhere else in 1995.

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They said "His Dark Materials" and I said "yes".

The first season follows Lyra (Keen), a seemingly ordinary but courageous young woman from another world.

Things in Lyra's world, one alternate to our own in which every human has an animal companion called a dæmon that serves as the embodiment of their soul and spirit, become even more unbelievable when she partners with Will (Amir Wilson), a boy with just as much courage as she has. "Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and unsafe secrets, with the fate of both the living - and the dead - in their hands". In 2007, director Chris Weitz adapted the first book of the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass, for the big screen with stars Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, and Ian McKellen.

In addition to Keene, His Dark Materials will star Ruth Wilson as Marissa Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, and James McAvoy as Lord Asriel.