The BBC announces Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is being adapted for television. The show will be produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema, and will be filmed in Wales and broadcast on BBC One.
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 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. And the sheer talent now working in the world of long-form television is formidable.
I'm delighted with the BBC announcement this morning. And now the work begins!
— Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) November 3, 2015