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Lin Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of BBC's 'His Dark Materials'

LOS ANGELES – Lin-Manuel Miranda, has joined the cast of "His Dark Materials," an eight-part BBC miniseries based on the best-selling fiction trilogy of the same name by Philip Pullman. Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper, has signed on to direct at least one of the episodes.

The series will begin shooting this summer in Wales and other locations. Actress Dafne Keen also has joined the cast as Lyra. MIranda will portray balloonist/adventurer Lee Scoresby. The series is set to air on BBC One in late 2019 or early 2020. The original "His Dark Materials" trilogy includes the titles Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. The books follow the adventures of a young girl named Lyra as a quest to understand the whereabouts of stolen children becomes a thrilling Science fiction odyssey that explores the boundaries of reality.

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