Lorne Balfe has started work scoring the epic new 8-part TV adaptation of David Pullman’s cult fantasy book series, His Dark Materials.

The series is written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne with The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper helming the project. Series will air on BBC1 in the UK and HBO in the United States.

Click here to find out why the creative team behind the series found this a “challenging” show to write.