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His Dark Materials

British writer Jack Thorne adapts the famous fantasy novels for this gorgeously-realised, philosophically-minded series. At once a spunky steampunk spectacle, filled with strange creatures and high-stakes drama and a stirring tale of a young girl finding her place in the world. With standout performances from the UK’s Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy and rising star Dafne Keen.

Writers

  • Jack Thorne

Cast

  • Dafne Keen
  • Ruth Wilson
  • Amir Wilson
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • James McAvoy
  • Andrew Scott
  • Simone Kirby
  • Ariyon Bakare
  • Jade Anouka
  • Terence Stamp
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Bella Ramsey

Synopsis

Young orphan Lyra (Dafne Keen) embarks on an adventure into a parallel world where a human's soul exists outside one's body - in the form of talking spirit animals called ‘daemons’ - and encounters witches, polar bears and golden compasses, all while attempting to uncover the mystery of a magical power called ‘Dust’.