Fans of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy were likely pretty disappointed with the adaptation the series received back in 2007 in the form of The Golden Compass. While the movie was well cast and the filmmakers had their hearts in the right place, the desire to pull back on the message and keep the narrative brisk really took the wind out of the sails of the whole thing.
Audiences felt that, and it resulted in a disappointing box office haul, with New Line Cinema opting not to move forward with the sequel (even though they had purposely removed the last 10-15 minutes of the film and pushed it to the sequel, so as not to end on a bummer note). It’s over a decade later, and a TV adaptation has now been confirmed, though details have been sparse as to when it’s coming.
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Thanks a tweet from Bad Wolf Productions, the production company behind the upcoming adaptation, we now know the project is next on their slate.
And that’s a wrap on #adiscoveryofwitches.
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— Bad Wolf (@BadWolf_TV) February 19, 2018
So what does this mean about the actual TV show? It’s very hard to say, since they didn’t really lay out a timetable. however, assuming they are shooting this year, a summer to fall release next year doesn’t seem out of the question. Plus, given the source material, they’ll need plenty of time to get those VFX done and up to snuff.
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SOURCE: Bad Wolf