The Spies
His Dark Materials Season 1

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In a world similar to ours, but inhabited by witches, sapient polar bears and daemons, a brave young woman named Lyra (Dafne Keen) uncovers a sinister plot after her childhood friend is kidnapped by a secret organization.


Dafne Keen
as Lyra Belacqua
James McAvoy
as Lord Asriel Belacqua
Ruth Wilson
as Mrs. Coulter
Lin-Manuel Miranda
as Lee Scoresby
Anne-Marie Duff
as Ma Costa
Clarke Peters
as The Master of Jordan College
Ariyon Bakare
as Carlo Boreal
Will Keen
as Father MacPhail
Ian Gelder
as Charles the Librarian
Georgina Campbell
as Adèle Starminster
Lewin Lloyd
as Roger Parslow
James Cosmo
as Farder Coram
Daniel Frogson
as Tony Costa
Tyler Howitt
as Billy Costa
Ruta Gedmintas
as Serafina Pekkala
Mat Fraser
as Raymond van Gerrit
Geoff Bell
as Jack Verhoeven
Simon Manyonda
as Benjamin de Ruyter
Kit Connor
as Pantalaimon
Brian Fisher
as A Golden Monkey
Joe Tandberg
as Iorek Byrnison
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Critic Reviews for The Spies

John Faa, Farder Coram, and Ma Costa-all of whom have various kinds of wisdom and power within the Gyptian community-fill in important portions of the narrative in "The Spies."

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

If there's one thing His Dark Materials does well, it's emphasize the idea that it's better to be truthful with children, even if the truth is dark and unpleasant.

Jan 20, 2020 | Full Review…

This week, it seems like the show is doubling down on the decision to pull from each book in the trilogy while advancing the plot of the first book along at a comfortable pace.

Nov 21, 2019 | Full Review…