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His Dark Materials comes to the BBC

pullman_his_dark_materialsFollowing in the footsteps of the BBC Radio dramatisation and the 2006 movie, New Line and Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter’s new company Bad Wolf are producing a TV adaptation of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman’s epic trilogy.

Head of BBC Drama Commissioning Polly Hill said, “It is an honour to be bringing Philip Pullman’s extraordinary novels to BBC One. His Dark Materials is a stunning trilogy and a drama event for young and old – a real family treat, that shows our commitment to original and ambitious storytelling.”

According to Philip Pullman,  “It’s been a constant source of pleasure to me to see this story adapted to different forms and presented in different media. It’s been a radio play, a stage play, a film, an audiobook, a graphic novel — and now comes this version for television. In recent years we’ve seen how long stories on television, whether adaptations (Game of Thrones) or original (The Sopranos, The Wire), can reach depths of characterization and heights of suspense by taking the time for events to make their proper impact and for consequences to unravel.”

 

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