His Dark Materials
- What it's about: In news that would've thrilled your junior high self, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials book series is coming to TV courtesy of a joint venture between the BBC and HBO. Pullman's first young adult fantasy novel in the series, The Golden Compass, will serve as inspiration for season one, with season two presumably focusing on the events in the second book, The Subtle Knife. If all goes well, the third season will follow the third novel, The Amber Spyglass. If you haven't been lucky enough to read the books, they track the adventures of young Lyra Belacqua (Logan's Dafne Keen), who lives in a parallel universe where human souls take the form of animal companions called "daemons." When children start to be kidnapped — including Lyra's best friend Rodger — Lyra takes it upon herself to find them. James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will also star.
- When it premieres: Fall 2019