BBC One will adapt Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series for television.
“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,” said Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.
In The Golden Compass, the first book of the His Dark Materials series, Lyra Belacqua sets off to find her kidnapped friend Roger with the aid of a golden compass. But more children around her are disappearing, and both her uncle Lord Asriel and her caretaker Mrs. Coulter seem involved.
The His Dark Materials TV show will be produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. It will be filmed in Wales.
It won’t be the first time the His Dark Materials series has been adapted. A Golden Compass film starring Dakota Blue Richards and Nicole Kidman released from New Line released in 2006. A stage production of the series ran in two parts at the National Theatre in 2003.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of The Golden Compass‘s release.
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