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2 Seasons, 21 Episodes

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In an alternative world where all humans have animal companions called dæmons, which are the manifestation of the human soul, a young orphan living with the tutors at Jordan College, Oxford discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter. In her search for her missing friend, she uncovers a slew of kidnappings and its link to the mysterious substance c more
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From 'Chernobyl' to 'Game of Thrones,' Exploring the BAFTA-Nominated Costumes of TV

Each year, the BAFTA TV Craft Awards recognize the behind-the-scenes production talent like writers, editors and costume designers behind the year’s hit shows. In an unprecedented era where the coronavirus pandemic has led to a global lockdown and the cancellation of events, the British Academy Television Craft Awards will go ahead on Friday as a digital-only ceremony, hosted by Stephen Mangan from a socially-distanced studio. Ahead of the awards show, Variety talked to the nominated costume designers: Caroline McCall (BBC ... more Comments

BBC iPlayer Streams Ahead With Nearly 3.6Bn Views In "Record-Breaking" Year

The BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore has hailed a “record-breaking” year for iPlayer after the British broadcaster’s streaming service was boosted by shows including RuPaul’s Drag Race and Peaky Blinders. At the BBC’s Christmas drinks on Tuesday night, Moore revealed that iPlayer has clocked up 3.55B program requests in the ten mon... more Comments

'His Dark Materials' Loses 1.5M Viewers On Its Second Outing For The BBC

His Dark Materials got off to a sparkling start for both the BBC and HBO last week, but lost a little of its shine on its second outing on British television on Sunday night. The Bad Wolf drama — penned by Jack Thorne and starring Ruth Wilson as the callous Mrs Coulter — was watched by 5.7M viewers a... more Comments

His Dark Materials Premiere: Grade It!

In a world similar to our own, humans souls take animal form and the all-powerful Magisterium decides what is and isn’t heresy. Welcome to His Dark Materials. Hope you brought your golden compass! IHBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels, which premiered Monday, follows Lyra (Dafne Keen, Logan), an orphan raised at Oxford’s Jordan College after being left there as a baby by her uncle, Asriel (James McAvoy, ... more Comments

'His Dark Materials' Boss on Adapting Philip Pullman's Novels for TV

“His Dark Materials,” the multi-universe fantasy trilogy by British author Philip Pullman, has historically proved to be a bit of daemon to adapt for the screen. Chris Weitz, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig gave it a crack back in 2007, and the result was a critically-panned, middling box office-performing feature film which, many felt, leant too heavily on the CGI and strayed too far from the source material. But now there is another attempt: the HBO-BBC co-production which b... more Comments

'His Dark Materials' Review: HBO's Adaptation Is Promising, but Imperfect

Creating the perfect adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy might be an impossible task, but HBO’s new fantasy series comes closer to nailing the execution than any attempt to date. And that’s saying something, given the disastrous if well-intentioned 2007 film which grasped the scope, but not the emotion, of the philosophically-inspired series of young adult novels. Taking place in a world not so unlike our own, “His Dark Material... more Comments

His Dark Materials Full Trailer Offers Magic, Zeppelins and Polar Bear Fights

[YouTube=APduGe1eLVI] Six months after Game of Thrones‘ battle for the Iron Throne ended, HBO would like to invite you to enter a new world full of magical spells and awe-inspiring beasts. In the full trailer for the network’s new fantasy series His Dark Materials — which you can watch above — we’re introduced to a magical world ruled with an iron fist by the likes of Ruth Wilson’s Mrs. Coulter… and a young or... more Comments

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