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His Dark Materials trivia: 40 facts about the upcoming HBO show!

His Dark Materials is a TV show based on a famous literature property. It is believed to be very difficult to film and there have been an unseccessful attempt!

HBO its taking a shot at the new series and hopes that it would be better in series format than a movie. Let’s find out some trivia about it!

  1. The series full name is Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials
  2. Shortened as His Dark Materials
  3. It is an upcoming British fantasy adventure series
  4. Based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman
  5. It is being produced by New Line Cinema and Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner of Bad Wolf for BBC One and HBO
  6. With the latter handling international distribution
  7. Before airing, the show was renewed for a second series of eight episodes
  8. On 27 July 2018, the BBC and Bad Wolf revealed the cast and crew for the series
  9. On May 17, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere in late 2019 in the United States
  10. The three His Dark Materials novels, written by Philip Pullman
  11. From 1995 to 2000
  12. Achieved success in young adult fiction
  13. Leading to the development of a 2007 feature film, The Golden Compass
  14. The film received criticism from fans of the trilogy for the dilution of elements of the story
  15. Which were critical of religion
  16. As well as from some religious organizations for the source material’s anti-religious themes
  17. When the film was released, sequels which would have adapted the other two novels in the series became unlikely
  18. Due to the backlash from religious groups
  19. And the film’s disappointment, according to Pullman
  20. The rights reverted back to Pullman in the following years of inactive development
  21. At that time, Pullman was swayed by a notion of giving it another shot
  22. And with the onset of fantasy TV adaptations
  23. He believed this was a better method of presenting the series
  24. In November 2015, BBC One announced that it had commissioned a television adaptation of His Dark Materials
  25. To be produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema
  26. The eight-part adaptation had a planned premiere date in 2017
  27. However in April 2017, writer Jack Thorne said to Radio Times that the series was still in pre-production
  28. He said, “It’s at an exciting point where we’re just throwing things at the page and trying to work out what works and what doesn’t”
  29. And that he wanted to ensure that they were being loyal to the books
  30. On 8 March 2018, it was announced that Dafne Keen had signed on to star in the series
  31. To play Lyra
  32. With director Tom Hooper signed on to direct
  33. Lin-Manuel Miranda would star as Lee Scoresby
  34. On 8 June 2018, it was reported that James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, and Ruth Wilson had joined the cast
  35. On 10 October 2018, Miranda reported that he had wrapped up filming for his role
  36. On 14 December 2018, it was announced on Twitter that filming for the first series had wrapped
  37. On 24 February 2019, it was confirmed the show would “premiere later this year”
  38. In March 2019, it was announced that HBO had purchased the distribution rights in the United States
  39. And in May 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere in late 2019 in the United States
  40. A first trailer has already been released


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