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His Dark Materials (TV Series 2019– ) Poster

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Dakota Blue Richards, who played Lyra in a previous adaptation, expressed interest in being involved with the project. Author Philip Pullman endorsed this on Twitter.
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Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Lady with an Ermine" helped author Philip Pullman visualize his idea for the concepts of animal spirits.
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This is the first time the novels by Philip Pullman are adapted into a television series. The previous film adaptation, The Golden Compass (2007), was once cited by author George R.R. Martin as one of the reasons he wanted Game of Thrones (2011) to be a television series, rather than a feature film.
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Deborah Forte is a producer of this film. She previously worked on The Golden Compass (2007) and this is her second time working on an adaptation of Philip Pullman's trilogy.
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First TV project for New Line Cinema.
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First on-screen collaboration between former married couple James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff since their divorce.
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The title comes from a line in John Milton's "Paradise Lost".
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Dafne Keen (Lyra) and Will Keen (Father MacPhail) are real-life daughter and father. This marks their first professional collaboration.
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Despite the source material have been adapted into a stage play, a radio play and a feature film, this will be first time an adaptation of novel has a female director attached, as Dawn Shadforth is set to direct the second episode.
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Since the publication in 1995, the "His Dark Materials" novels has been published in more than 40 languages and has sold worldwide close to 18 million copies. The announcement of the BBC adaptation was made in 2015, on the 20th anniversary of the novel.
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