As fantasy mega-series His Dark Materials hits this week, a collection of interviews with the key cast has also arrived.

James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson (Luther‘s Alice), Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dafne Keen (Logan) are amongst the cast members, and they all have their say about their characters in the videos (down the page a smidge).

The British fantasy adventure is based on the trilogy of Philip Pullman books, which previously graced our screens via the 2007 movie The Golden Compass. It’s a collaboration between HBO and the BBC, with the first season consisting of eight episodes.