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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.[7] Jack Thorne will be writing the screenplay.[14] It has been rated as TV-MA in America.[15]

Scholastic have announced Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass TV tie in books available on the 3rd October 2019.[16][17][18]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Series 1Edit

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 Roger[19] 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

Series 2Edit

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 TBA Jamie Childs TBA TBA
2 TBA Jamie Childs TBA TBA
3 TBA TBA TBA TBA
4 TBA TBA TBA TBA
5 TBA William McGregor TBA TBA
6 TBA TBA TBA TBA
7 TBA Jamie Childs TBA TBA
8 TBA Jamie Childs 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 and 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.[7]

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.[8]

FilmingEdit

BBC-Shooting

The first series was filmed in both Cardiff, Wales and the Arctic.[8] On 14 December, 2018 it was announced via Twitter that the first series had wrapped.[20]

Series 2 has begun filming this month at various locations across the UK.[21]

ReleaseEdit

The series will be split into episodes of 8, with the second series awaiting production.[22] The first series will showcase all the events of Northern Lights. Each episode will last an hour.[23]

The release date will be in 2019 as HBO released clips of the show in its compilation of shows coming out in 2019.[24] The show will air in November.[25]

The show will appear in San Diego Comic Con 2019 on July 18th where teh release date and a new trailer will be shown.[26]

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Lyra SilvertongueEdit

Marisa CoulterEdit

Lord AsrielEdit

Lee ScoresbyEdit

Other charactersEdit

LocationsEdit

OtherEdit

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HDM Wiki has 53 images from His Dark Materials (TV series).

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Independent - His Dark Materials TV adaptation adds director Tom Hooper, Logan's Dafne King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda
  2. IMDb - Dawn Shadforth
  3. IMDb - Otto Bathurst
  4. IMDb - Euros Lyn
  5. IMDb - Jamie Childs
  6. IMDb - William McGregor
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 BBC - BBC commissions adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Digital Spy - James McAvoy will play Lord Asriel in BBC One's His Dark Materials
  9. Deadline - ‘The Affair’ Star Ruth Wilson Signs Up To BBC Fantasy Drama ‘His Dark Materials’
  10. Twitter - Amir Wilson as Will Parry
  11. The Hit House Twitter
  12. IMDb - Clare Batterton
  13. IGN - HBO TO CO-PRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE HIS DARK MATERIALS SERIES
  14. RadioTimes - His Dark Materials BBC TV series - is it still being made? Jack Thorne on the Philip Pullman adaptation
  15. His Dark Materials website HBO
  16. Northern Lights on Amazon
  17. The Subtle Knife on Amazon
  18. The Amber Spyglass on Amazon
  19. https://twitter.com/BadWolf_TV/status/831911501153832960
  20. Twitter - https://twitter.com/darkmaterials/status/1073639534372511744
  21. His Dork Materials on Twitter
  22. Den of Geek - https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/his-dark-materials/250234/his-dark-materials-tv-show-cast-release-date-writer
  23. Otto Bathurst on Youtube
  24. screenrant
  25. "Pullman announced on Wednesday that The Secret Commonwealth would be published in October, just ahead of BBC One’s TV adaptation of his bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy" - The Guardian
  26. His Dark Materials Twitter
His Dark Materials adaptions
Adaptions His Dark Materials radio playHis Dark Materials stage playHis Dark Materials TV seriesThe Golden Compass filmNorthern Lights - The Graphic Novel
Music LyraThe Golden Compass soundtrack
Games The Golden Compass board gameThe Golden Compass video game
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