“The Kid Who Would Be King” actor Amir Wilson has scored the key role of Will Parry in the upcoming TV series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” for the BBC & HBO.
In the book series, he’s a ferociously intelligent and mysterious young man who crosses paths with Lyra (Dafne King) during the second book and stays with her through the final one – their destinies become intertwined as they play a central role in the future of life as we know it.
It’s expected the first season of the series will most likely cover a majority of the first book “The Golden Compass”. Tom Hooper is helming the series which stars Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby. No premiere date is yet set.
— His Dark Materials (@darkmaterials) June 6, 2019