Thursday, 2 August 2018

Cast list for HIS DARK MATERIALS: Season 1 released

Bad Wolf Productions and the BBC have released a cast list for Season 1 of His Dark Materials, which is now shooting in Wales. The cast is as follows:



  • Dafne Keen (Logan) as Lyra Belacqua
  • James McAvoy (X-Men, Split, Shameless) as Lord Asriel
  • Ruth Wilson (Luther) as Ms. Coulter
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) as Lee Scoresby
  • Clarke Peters (The Wire) as the Master of Jordan College (aka Dr. Carne)
  • Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror, Krypton) as Adele Starminster
  • Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) as Lord Boreal
  • Ian Gelder (Game of Thrones) as Librarian-Scholar Charles
  • Will Keen (The Crown) as Father MacPhail
  • Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless) as Ma Costa
  • James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy, Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram
  • Geoff Bell (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Jack Verhoeven
  • Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones) as John Faa
  • Simon Manyonda (Whitechapel, Doctor Who) as Benjamin de Ruyter
  • Matt Fraser (American Horror Story, The Fades) as Raymond Van Gerritt
  • Richard Cunningham (The Royals, Rogue One) as Gustaf
  • Philip Goldacre (The Bill, The Canterbury Tales) as Sub Rector
  • Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow
  • Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa
  • Tyler Hewitt as Billy Costa
  • Archie Barnes as Pantalaimon


  • Jack Thorne (The Fades, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) is the writer
  • Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables) is directing Episodes 1-2
  • Dawn Shadforth (The Trust) is directing Episodes 3
  • Otto Bathurst (Robin Hood, Peaky Blinders) is directing Episodes 4-5
  • Directors for Episodes 6-8 have yet to be announced


It should be noted that the voice actors for the armoured bears are not listed. Whether this is because Season 1 won't reach their introduction to the story (with five seasons and forty episodes to adapt three books, the conclusion of Book 1 won't be reached until partway through Season 2) or because, as voiceovers, they will not be cast until post-production remains unclear.

1 comment:

Jeff Hawboldt said...

That's all and good, but I'm more interested (at this point! I'll most likely check out the series after Season 1 is finished being broadcasted) in Volumes 2 and 3 of The Book of Dust.