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‘His Dark Materials’ to be adapted for TV

The BBC has commissioned a TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’, reports the Bookseller. The series will be made in Wales and will be told across ‘many episodes and series’. Pullman said he was ‘delighted at the prospect’. ‘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,’ said Pullman. The TV adaptation follows a 2007 film adaptation of the first title, Northern Lights, published as The Golden Compass in the US.


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