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The truth lies beyond the world we know.


Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are intertwined. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As she learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

Series Cast

  1. Dafne Keen as Lyra Silvertongue and Lyra Belacqua

    Dafne Keen

    Lyra Silvertongue, Lyra Belacqua

    23 Episodes

  2. Amir Wilson as Will Parry

    Amir Wilson

    Will Parry

    23 Episodes

  3. Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter

    Ruth Wilson

    Marisa Coulter

    23 Episodes

  4. Will Keen as Father MacPhail, Father President MacPhail, and Father MacPhail / Cardinal MacPhail

    Will Keen

    Father MacPhail, Father President MacPhail, Father MacPhail / Cardinal MacPhail

    23 Episodes

  5. Kit Connor as Pantalaimon (voice)

    Kit Connor

    Pantalaimon (voice)

    22 Episodes

  6. Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby

    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Lee Scoresby

    17 Episodes

  7. Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow

    Lewin Lloyd

    Roger Parslow

    17 Episodes

  8. Ariyon Bakare as Lord Carlo Boreal

    Ariyon Bakare

    Lord Carlo Boreal

    15 Episodes

  9. Simone Kirby as Mary Malone

    Simone Kirby

    Mary Malone

    15 Episodes

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Last Season

Series 3

2022 • 8 Episodes

In the final chapter, Lyra, the prophesied child, and Will, the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. As her father’s great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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