The BBC and HBO have announced more of the cast for their adaptation of His Dark Materials, the first season of which is due to air in the autumn. This time around they've focused on the voice actors for the various CG creations in the show.
Joe Tandberg has been confirmed as the voice of Iorek Byrnison, an armoured bear of the north. Cristela Alonzo is playing the voice of Hester, Lee Scoresby's dæmon. Kit Connor is playing Pantalaimon, Lyra's dæmon. Veteran British actor David Suchet is playing Kaisa, the dæmon of Serafina Pekkala. Brian Fisher is playing the Golden Monkey, the dæmon of Ms. Coulter.
Season 1 of His Dark Materials is expected to air in October or November this year on BBC1 in the UK and on HBO in the United States.