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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson Cast in BBC Miniseries His Dark Materials

The series will be written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Jack Thorne.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in the BBC miniseries His Dark Materials.
(© David Gordon)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is among the stars of the BBC's upcoming series His Dark Materials, based on the novels by Philip Pullman.

The eight-part adaptation is written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scribe Jack Thorne, with Oscar winner Tom Hooper directing the first two episodes.

Miranda will play aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby alongside Dafne Keen as Lyra, James McAvoy as Uncle Asriel, and Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter. The cast also includes Clarke Peters, Anne-Marie Duff, Ariyon Bakare, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell, and Will Keen.

An airdate has not yet been announced.