It was recently announced that the BBC had picked up the first season of an upcoming TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, which is currently in production. It has now been revealed that HBO will serve as a co-producer for the show and now holds distribution rights outside of the UK.
As Variety reports, the adaptation has so far been green-light for two seasons, each of which will consist of eight episodes. The show will follow the His Dark Materials trilogy which includes The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.
Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema are producing the show for the BBC and HBO, in association with BBC Studios Distribution and Anton Capital Entertainment. Production is currently underway in Bad Wolf’s studios in Cardiff, Wales.
The show boasts an impressive cast, including the likes of Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and James Cosmo. A film adaptation of the first book, The Golden Compass, was released back in 2007 but, due to a poor reception, no sequels were made. Here’s hoping the TV adaptation enjoys more success.
Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May 2019, announced just last week along with the opening credits and some news from the adaptation, and now fans will be able to get their hands on two companion books in time for release.
The fantastic book series will be adapted by screenwriter Steve Thompson, known for Sherlock and Doctor Who, producer John Yorke, of Life on Mars fame and executive producer Richard Stokes who has worked on Broadchurch, and Torchwood, to develop the adaptation.
Actor Ben Whishaw who voiced the bear in Paddington the Movie and its sequel will reprise his role for the new CGI-animated series. The series will follow the adventures of a young Paddington Bear and will air worldwide on Nickelodeon in 2020.
Gaiman says that Cumberbatch’s Prince of Darkness will be a giant animated Satan who appears 400 feet high. The star, known for Sherlock and other things, will appear on episode six of the series and we now also have a release date of 31st May too!
The show is being developed by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Star Trek: Discovery) and Stephen King himself and it looks as though shooting will start in mid-April!