HBO scoops up the U.S. rights to the BBC's His Dark Materials series for itself

Never one to let a good limited series—especially one that might hypothetically be gunning for its own most treasured franchises—slip out of its hands, HBO has acquired a stake in the BBC’s upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Per Variety, the network has acquired the worldwide distribution…

The BBC orders a second season of His Dark Materials before the first one even finishes shooting

Having apparently failed to learn the lessons of history—and specifically the lessons of the history that happened the last last time someone tried to adapt Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series for the screen—the BBC has decided to double down on its upcoming, very expensive adaptation of the best-selling YA…

Logan's Dafne Keen to star in new His Dark Materials adaptation

According to Deadline, Tom Hooper has tapped Logan star Dafne Keen to star in the BBC’s new event series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials saga. The project has been in the works since 2016, but with Hooper—who also directed The King’s Speech—on board, it seems to be moving a bit quicker now. The plan…

Philip Pullman returns to His Dark Materials with the stunning follow-up La Belle Sauvage

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A decade before Lyra hides in the Retirement Room to spy on Lord Asriel, her birth coincides with dark forces sweeping through Brytain. Rain falls ceaselessly, a prophecy is made of a child who will destroy destiny, and the sinister Magisterium consolidates political power. Philip Pullman’s The Book Of Dust, a new…

Author Philip Pullman announces new His Dark Materials companion trilogy

It’s been 17 years since the conclusion of author Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (and ten years since the forgettable big-screen adaptation of the first book), but today Pullman has announced that he’s returning to that series’ many universes for a new companion trilogy called The Book Of Dust. According…

Beyond Goosebumps: How we’d bring 14 classic YA book series into 2015

God forbid that the most beloved (and profitable) YA series ever die. Sure, the Boxcar Children have been around since the ’20s, but add a few cell phones and recruit some new ghostwriters, and those kids can be just as fresh and timely as they were almost a century ago. And while R.L. Stine’s original Goosebumps …