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His Dark Materials, one of the most highly-anticipated series of the year, now has its launch date on HBO.

His Dark Materials: Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter — Photo courtesy of HBO

Mark your calendars.

His Dark Materials premieres Monday, November 4, at 9 PM ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.

The series is adapted from Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction.

The first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave girl from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

Playing Lyra and Will are Dafne Keen (The Refugees) and Amir Wilson (The Letter for the King).

Other series regulars include Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for The Affair) as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award winner for Hamilton) as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy (Golden Globe nominee for Atonement) as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters (The Wire) as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram, and Anne-Marie Duff (From Darkness) as Ma Costa, with Will Keen (The Crown) as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare (Good Omens) as Lord Boreal.

His Dark Materials will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, and partners’ streaming platforms, including the HBO channel on Amazon.

The series is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

For viewers in the UK, His Dark Materials premieres Sunday, November 3, on BBC One.

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