Tag Archives: His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman Announces Follow Up to ‘His Dark Materials’

The final book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy was published back in 2000, and for many it was assumed that this was the end of the series. Well, it’s seventeen years later, and it appears that we were all wrong. Earlier today, it was announced on Pullman’s website that a new trilogy in the same continuity is in the works, currently titled The Book of Dust.

According to the news post, Lyra will be the main character, and The Book of Dust will not be a prequel or sequel to His Dark Materials. Pullman instead describes it instead thusly:

The Book of Dust is… an equel. It doesn’t stand before or after His Dark Materials, but beside it. It’s a different story, but there are settings that readers of His Dark Materials will recognise, and characters they’ve met before. Also, of course, there are some characters who are new to us, including an ordinary boy (a boy we have seen in an earlier part of Lyra’s story, if we were paying attention) who, with Lyra, is caught up in a terrifying adventure that takes him into a new world.

The first book in the series doesn’t have a title yet, but it will be released on October 19th. Expectations from fans are probably pretty high, and here’s hoping the new trilogy will live up to them.

Via Philip-Pullman.com

Episode 60 – TV Like It’s Nineteen Ninety-Nine

On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we talk about the announcement of a new Star Trek TV series, MST3K’s Kickstarter return, ‘His Dark Materials’ being adapted by the BBC, NekoCon going insane, the amazing INDYpendent Show, and how Nick and Pher and going to Daisho Con.

The gang’s finally all here too.

Important Links:

Video Version:

Audio Version:

BBC Adapting ‘His Dark Materials’ Trilogy For TV

Radio Times is reporting that the BBC is going to adapt Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy for television. Bad Wolf (run by former Doctor Who producers Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner) is producing the project. Pullman will also be executive producing and is a driving force behind the series.

‘His Dark Materials’ is a trilogy composed of three books – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. For the US release of the novels, Northern Lights was retitled The Golden Compass.

The first novel in the series was adapted for film under its US title in 2007, but it ended up being a bit of a flop. It’s nice to see the series getting a second chance at screen, and perhaps the breathing room of a television series will give it a better chance for success.

Via Radio Times