Over a decade ago, His Dark Materials novel readers were subjected to the travesty that was 2007’s The Golden Compass. While the filmmakers behind the movie had the best intentions in mind, New Line Cinema got a little gun-shy on the overall premise and even cut out the last few scenes of the film because they didn’t want to end it on a downer note.
Now, in 2019, we are getting a second chance at this story in the form of a television show. This first season will cover that first novel (The Golden Compass or Northern Lights in the U.K.), and as a fan of the source material, I couldn’t be more thrilled. But when is it hitting.
Fret not. The official Twitter account revealed that November 4 will be a day to remember.
— His Dark Materials (@daemonsanddust) September 12, 2019
This leaves us with less than a couple of months left until the first episode airs, and I can hardly wait to see how this parallel world is realized. While I appreciated the ambition of the movie’s semi-futuristic take, I’m hoping this one is a bit more grounded in its overall aesthetic.
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