THE BBC TV adaptation of the first instalment of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy could be screened later this year.

Cardiff-based Bad Wolf is producing the series starring Dafne Keen as Lyra, supported by James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Scenes were shot in Wales and Oxford and the eight-part series will eventually air on BBC1 in the UK and HBO in the United States.

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The first series will cover the events of Northern Lights, the first book in the Cumnor author’s trilogy.

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne is on board as screenwriter, while The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper is in charge of the project.

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Mr Pullman said earlier he was 'looking forward immensely to seeing how it looks’.

James McAvoy will star as Lord Asriel, with The Affair’s Ruth Wilson as dangerous Mrs Coulter.

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Ms Keen, a British and Spanish child actor, is best known for her role as Wolverine’s daughter in Marvel’s Logan.

When filming started Mr Thorne said: “His Dark Materials are the most beautiful set of books, taking us into a world of constant imagination.

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“Reading them I was a massive fan, in adapting them I’ve increasingly felt in awe of them. It’s the constant invention, the way the story never sits still, and that the characters constantly surprise you.”

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The Secret Commonwealth, the second book in Mr Pullman's latest trilogy The Book of Dust, will be published in October, two years after La Belle Sauvage came out to great acclaim.