Star Lin-Manuel Miranda says books hold 'special place in my heart'

I have not read Pullman's novels, but I must admit that I am totally here for hunks like James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda cruising around in great outfits, puffy jackets, and zeppelins as Ruth Wilson schemes and Logan breakout Dafne Keen goes on adventures.

HBO has already unveiled a teaser for the show, but as shown at their San Diego Comic-Con panel, and now online for all to enjoy, there's a much longer, more expansive look at the star-studded production, featuring the aforementioned polar bear.

The Victorian era-inspired background of His Dark Materials sees humans living in concert with their daemons, which are sort of like animal familiars and are physical manifestations of their souls. "They're in a really special place in my heart".

Joining Keen and McAvoy are Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, and Clarke Peters as The Master. "I literally come into this thing singing a duet with my daemon on a big ass hot air balloon", he said. The discovery she will make leads Lyra on a quest to learn the mystery behind a phenomenon known as Dust.

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The first novel in Pullman's trilogy, The Golden Compass, was adapted into a 2007 movie of the same name, starring Daniel Craig as Asriel, Nicole Kidman as Marisa and Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra.

The show is a co-production between HBO and BBC, with the networks ordering two eight-episode seasons, the first of which slated to debut this fall. The books and the film were also controversial in that they're considered critical of organized religion in general and Catholicism in particular (the film was even targeted for a boycott). When asked why she chose to adapt such dense material for TV, executive producer Jane Tranter told the SDCC crowd that she "thought it was time for the books to be liberated".

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