His Dark Materials: Season 1 (Official Trailer)

The second season of His Dark Materials (BBC/HBO) premieres tonight and is definitely worth watcing for anyone looking for a new fantasy based adaptation sort of show, something to fill the Game of Thrones shaped hole in your life. To that end, the actors who portrayed Lord Commander Mormont and Salladhor Saan (Davos Seaworth’s Pirate friend) are not only in the series but their characters are allies who share most of their screen time together.

There’s a number of compelling characters, with a phenomenal ensemble – there are several talented actors in the midst of breakthrough roles on this series particularly Daphne Keen (Lyra).

I’ve never been crazy about musicals, and Hamilton was not my bag, but I have gained a great deal of respect for the multitalented Lin-Manuel Miranda who kills it in his supporting role.