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Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (sometimes shortened simply as His Dark Materials) is an upcoming television series commissioned by the BBC as an second adaptation of the eponymous trilogy of novels of the same name. Philip Pullman will be one of the executive producers of the series.[6] Jack Thorne will be writing the screenplay.[11]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1/Series 1Edit

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 Roger[12] Tom Hooper Jack Thorne Late 2019
2 TBA Tom Hooper Jack Thorne TBA
3 TBA Dawn Shadforth Jack Thorne TBA
4 TBA Otto Bathurst Jack Thorne TBA
5 TBA Otto Bathurst Jack Thorne TBA
6 TBA Euros Lyn Jack Thorne TBA
7 TBA Jamie Childs Jack Thorne TBA
8 TBA Jamie Childs Jack Thorne TBA

Season 2/Series 2Edit

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2 TBA TBA TBA TBA
3 TBA TBA TBA TBA
4 TBA TBA TBA TBA
5 TBA TBA TBA TBA
6 TBA TBA TBA TBA
7 TBA TBA TBA TBA
8 TBA TBA TBA TBA

ProductionEdit

Film adaptionEdit

After successes of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the His Dark Materials books, which were published between 1995 to 2000, were optioned. This led to the development of the 2007 film, The Golden Compass. However, the film removed some of the key areas of the book, like references to religion and the Holy Church, which Chris Weitz (director of the film) blamed for the shortcomings. The Catholic Church called for a boycott, and New Line got spooked. Sam Elliott blamed the Church for forcing the cancellations of the sequels, while some believed poor reviews may have been the reason.

DevelopmentEdit

Philip Pullman, in his 2012 Mother Jones interview, was interested in giving His Dark Materials another shot, this time as a television. The BBC, in November 2015, publicly announced plans to adapt the book series into a television series in association with Bad Wolf and HBO. Pullman was named the series' executive producer along with Deborah Forte.[6]

Pre-productionEdit

Pre-production was originally planned for autumn 2016, with the project announced in 2015, but casting was only in the process of finalisation in early 2018.[7]

FilmingEdit

BBC-Shooting

The first series was filmed in both Cardiff, Wales and the Arctic.[7] On 14 December, 2018 it was announced via Twitter that the first series had wrapped.[13]

Series 2 will begin filming in June 2019.[14]

ReleaseEdit

The series will be split into episodes of 8, with the second series awaiting production.[15] The first series will showcase all the events of Northern Lights. Each episode will last an hour.[16]

The release date will be in 2019 as HBO released clips of the show in its compilation of shows coming out in 2019.[17] The show will air in November.[18]

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Lyra SilvertongueEdit

Marisa CoulterEdit

Lord AsrielEdit

Lee ScoresbyEdit

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OtherEdit

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HDM Wiki has 48 images from His Dark Materials (TV series).

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