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Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, & Ruth Wilson Join BBC Series 'His Dark Materials'

Lin-Manuel Miranda is starring in a new BBC series called His Dark Materials!

The 38-year-old Hamilton creator will have a role in the eight-part adaptation of the hit fantasy novels by Philip Pullman, Variety reports.

His Dark Materials will cover the first three books: “The Golden Compass” (“Northern Lights” in Britain), “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass.”

Dafne Keen portrays “Lyra, the precocious girl at the center of the story, whose adventures with a truth-telling device called the alethiometer bring her into contact with her mysterious Uncle Asriel (James McAvoy), a terrifying woman named Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) and a strange phenomenon called Dust. On her journey from Oxford to London and beyond, Lyra meets charismatic aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel).”

The series also stars Clarke Peters, Anne-Marie Duff, Ariyon Bakare, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell, Will Keen, and more.

Principal photography is underway in Cardiff, Wales.

Jake Gyllenhaal Is a 'Little Bit Better' at Cooking Than Blake Lively, Says Ryan Reynolds!

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ariyon Bakare are continuing their press for Life!

The three stars of the film attended a photo call for the upcoming movie at the Corinthia Hotel on Thursday (March 16) in London, England.

Ryan Reynolds, who is also in the film, was seen on Good Morning America that morning promoting the movie. He spoke about his bromance with Jake, and how they’ve become good friends and get together to hang out.

Blake my wife is very good at cooking and Jake (Gyllenhaal) might just be little bit better,” Ryan said. Watch below!

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