The Stabby Girl From ‘Logan’ Has Joined The BBC’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Adaptation
Finally we can forget the horrible movie.
Folks, we’re going to get a TV series of His Dark Materials, and if that wasn’t enough, there’s already some exceptional cast on board.
Dafne Keen is the breakout star of the extraordinary superhero noir film Logan, in her role as the ‘I have knives in my hands and feet’ X-23 — and in stupendously exciting news is now slated to play the lead role in the new adaptation of His Dark Materials.
As reported to Deadline, Dafne Keen will play the role of Lyra in the eight-episode adaptation. There are conflicting reports, some saying that the eight episodes will be purely for the first book, while others are saying it will encompass all three books in the series: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
— Jack Thorne (@jackthorne) March 9, 2018
Also joining the cast is Moana star and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will be playing the adventurer and balloonist Lee Scoresby, which is a ridiculously perfect casting.
The beloved fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman is getting a second chance at being adapted for the screen, this time in a big budget TV miniseries by the BBC.
The story follows two children, Lyra and Will, as they wander through a series of alternate universes in an effort to save their own worlds. There are witches and polar bears wearing armour and bizarrely ambitious ideas of theology and metaphysics.
A previous attempt to adapt the series was made in 2007, with the feature film titled The Golden Compass, which was unfortunately a critical and commercial flop, despite starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman.
However, people’s hopes are still extremely HIGH after this latest announcement:
his dark materials is getting a tv series?? the girl from logan is going to play lyra??? this is such a great news guys i'm literally shaking from excitement
— tasha (@sadfishkid) March 8, 2018
me re: the His Dark Materials TV series: https://t.co/98OuKeK7k7
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) March 8, 2018
HI I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE HIS DARK MATERIALS NEWS ARE YOU TOO
— Thisbe’s wall, but played by Meryl Streep (@emeramchugh) March 9, 2018
i like how every His Dark Materials fan is going thru the same thought process of:
1. Lin-Manuel Miranda is playing LEE SCORESBY?? a grizzled cowboy adventurer??
2. oh shit. oh shit. he'll act opposite HESTER. we're all gonna die.
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) March 9, 2018