Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The LEGO Batman Movie, Home, Terminator Genisys, Genius) has been tapped to score the upcoming fantasy series His Dark Materials. The show is developed by Jack Thorne (The Last Panthers, Wonder) based Philip Pullman’s trilogy of books and stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne-Marie Duff, Clarke Peters, Will Keen, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell and James Cosmo. The drama follows a brave young woman from another world whose quest to find her kidnapped friend leads her to uncover a sinister plot of a secret organization, encounter extraordinary beings and protect dangerous secrets. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables) is directing the first two episodes and is also executive producing the project with Thorne, Pullman, Dan McCulloch (Victoria), Jane Tranter (The Night Of, Succession), Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Da Vinci’s Demons), Deborah Forte (Goosebumps, The Golden Compass), as well as Toby Emmerich & Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema and Ben Irving (Gentleman Jack) & Piers Wenger (Doctor Who) for BBC One. His Dark Materials will premiere in the U.S. this fall on HBO and in the UK on BBC. Visit the official show website for updates.

Balfe’s other upcoming projects also include Ang Lee’s Gemini Man (coming out on October 4), Adil El Arbi’s & Bilall Fallah’s Bad Boys for Life (to be released on January 17, 2020) Michael Bay’s 6 Underground (to be released this December), Peter Cattaneo’s Military Wives and Amazon’s This Is Football (premiering on August 2).

  1. Antonio says:


  2. Peter says:

    Looking forward more than ever now to hear what Balfe writes.Im a massive fan of his game music.If this is anything like Assassins Creed we will be in for a treat

  3. Brent says:

    This. Man. Never. Stops. Haha!

  4. AndyMusic says:

    Balfe is going to become the next Zimmer.Dark Materials is better than Harry Potter in my opinion so can not wait to see what he creates

  5. JasonKo says:

    Now I’m excited !!!!Amazed to see someone like Balfe doing a TV show so this is very exciting

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  7. MaxPillo says:

    Bad Boys and now His Dark Materials !!!!!!!!!!Balfe is amazing and deserves the success

  8. Luc says:

    Oh Lord no… First he’s gonna ruin ‘Gemini Man’ and now this. I’ll listen to the excellent Desplat-score for the film again.