HBO's Series Adaptation of HIS DARK MATERIALS Will Premiere in Early November
I’m extremely excited for the upcoming series adaptation of the His Dark Materials novel series by Philip Pullman. The adaptation is being handled by BBC and HBO and we finally have a premiere date. According to Deadline, fans will be able to watch the first episode on November 3 via BBC with HBO airing it the following night, November 4.
Jack Thorne has written the first season, which I would’ve assumed was the first book, The Golden Compass, but it looks like it might have more as the description includes Lyra meeting Will, which doesn’t happen until a few chapters into the second book, The Subtle Knife.
Another interesting tidbit is that, apparently, Thorne went through 46 drafts of the first episode alone! At TCA he said:
His Dark Materials is currently set to last for 16 episodes across two seasons. Other cast members include James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, and many others. Are you excited?