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Based on the bestselling fantasy book trilogy by Philip Pullman, the upcoming BBC series His Dark Materials has cast four of its most important characters. The first book in the series —The Golden Compass — was adapted into a film back in 2007, but was a financial flop and received mixed critical reception. The BBC series already seems poised to do the books more justice than the 2007 film and that begins with perfect casting.
Dafne Keen will play Lyra, James McAvoy will play Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson will play Mrs. Coulter and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Lee Scoresby.