'His Dark Materials': Meet the Humans & Daemons of HBO's Epic Fantasy (PHOTOS)

Ileane Rudolph

While we ponder what could fill the void left by Game of Thrones, HBO offers up this lavish epic based on Philip Pullman's bestselling YA fantasy trilogy.

The dark coming-of-age tale is set in a world ruled harshly by the Magisterium, a religious and civil power that suppresses scientific knowledge. Also, humans are born with daemons: physical manifestations of their souls that speak, commonly taking the form of an animal.

'His Dark Materials' & More HBO Stars in Our TCA 2019 Portrait Studio (PHOTOS)

'His Dark Materials' & More HBO Stars in Our TCA 2019 Portrait Studio (PHOTOS)

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Click through the gallery above to meet His Dark Materials' major players.

His Dark Materials, Series Premiere, Monday, November 4, 9/8c, HBO