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BBC Has big plans for the His Dark Materials TV Series

January 21st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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The BBC are pushing ahead with their plans for Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials… and we know a lot of you will be delighted to hear it.

The series is being looked after by New Line Cinema and Bad Wolf (the production house set up by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner who helped bring back Doctor Who, hence the name).

Executive producer Jane Tranter says: “[TV format will allow them to] capture the expansiveness of the story and worlds of Lyra and Will across many episodes and seasons.”

Philip Pullman added: “In recent years we’ve seen the way that long stories on television, whether adaptations (Game Of Thrones) or original (The Sopranos, The Wire), can reach depths of characterisation and heights of suspense by taking the time for events to make their proper impact and for consequences to unravel.”

The series has still no expected air date but it is expected to film in – shocker! – Wales later this year.

Source: Cultbox

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….