Move over, Game of Thrones. There’s a new fantasy book adaptation coming to HBO.
Based on the best-selling trilogy by Sir Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials tells the epic story of Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen), a young woman whose search for her kidnapped friend takes her to mysterious lands and pits her against a terrifying enemy.
James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda star alongside Keen as Uncle Asriel, Mrs. Coulter, and Lee Scoresby respectively. Season 1 of His Dark Materials is set to have eight episodes, although it is unclear how deep into the books that will take the story.
His Dark Materials is expected to premiere on HBO sometime later this year.