One of the panels to make waves today was the HBO panel for the His Dark Materials, the upcoming series based on the Phillip Pullman novels. You can tell from the quality of the effects in the trailer that HBO is sparing no expense on the new series which stars Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters as The Master/Dr. Carne, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby.

With hopes that the new series will fill the void left by Game Of Thrones (or at least fill it until the prequels air), His Dark Materials is set to air sometime this fall.

An adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy HIS DARK MATERIALS, is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction. The first series follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets a determined and courageous boy called Will. Together they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living – and the dead – in their hands.

His Dark Materials stars: Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters as The Master/Dr. Carne, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal, James Cosmo as Farder Coram, Lucian Msamati as John Faa, Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, Ian Gelder as Librarian Scholar Charles, Will Keen as Father MacPhail, Georgina Campbell as Adele Starminster, Mat Fraser as Raymond Van Geritt, Geoff Bell as Jack Verhoeven, Simon Manyonda as Benjamin de Ruyter, Omid Djalili as Dr Lanselius, Simon Strutt as The Oxford College Porter, Archie Barnes as Pantalaimon, Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa, Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa, and Amir Wilson as Will Parry

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