His Dark Materials adds to cast

The cast of the BBC/HBO series His Dark Materials has grown for season two with three new actors joining the cast.

Terence Stamp, Last Christmas star Jade Anouka and Peaky Blinders actress Simone Kirby are joining the show, reports Deadline.

Stamp is joining the cast as Giacomo Paradisi, the bearer of the Subtle Knife who lives in the Torre de Angeli (Tower of the Angels) in CittĂ gazze.

Simone Kirby, Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka

Anouka will play witch queen Ruta Skadi, who joins forces with Serafina Pekkala against the Magisterium. Kirby features as Dr Mary Malone, the head of a Dark Matter Research Team at an Oxford University in our world.

They join the likes Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Amir Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the show.

At the end of the first season, Lord Asriel (McAvoy) opened a bridge to a new world, and Lyra (Keen) followed him into the unknown. In season two, Lyra finds herself in the mysterious abandoned city of CittĂ gazze, where she meets Will.

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