BBC Unveils First-Look At Big-Budget Adaptation Of Philip Pullman’s Fantasy Epic ‘His Dark Materials’

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The BBC has unveiled the first look at its forthcoming big-budget adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic His Dark Materials.
The British public broadcaster, which has joined with HBO on the Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema-produced series, has release…

‘His Dark Materials’ Producer Bad Wolf Adapting Jim Shepard’s ‘Kiss Of The Wolf’ With ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Tom Farrelly

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EXCLUSIVE: His Dark Materials producer Bad Wolf is doubling down on canis lupus with an adaptation of Jim Shepard’s novel Kiss of the Wolf.
I hear the production company, which is run by Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter, is out with the project to stream…

BBC Doubles Order Of Philip Pullman Fantasy Adaptation ‘His Dark Materials’

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EXCLUSIVE: The BBC has doubled the order of its adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials ahead of its debut.
Deadline understands that the Bad Wolf and New Line production has already been handed a second, eight-part season. Filming kicked off…

‘Black Mirror’s Georgina Campbell & ‘Games of Thrones’ Ian Gelder Join ‘His Dark Materials’ As Filming Begins

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Black Mirror’s Georgina Campbell, Shameless’ Anne-Marie Duff and Games of Thrones’ Ian Gelder have all signed on to star in BBC One fantasy drama His Dark Materials. The trio have joined the cast of the Bad Wolf show, which has begun filming in Cardiff…

‘Rogue One’s Ariyon Bakare Signs Up To BBC Fantasy Drama ‘His Dark Materials’

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EXCLUSIVE: Rogue One and Life star Ariyon Bakare is the latest star to sign up to BBC One’s Philip Pullman adaptation of His Dark Materials.
Bakare is a popular man in the fantasy space, having also recently signed up to appear in Neil Gaiman and Terry…

‘A Discovery Of Witches’ Trailer: Demons & Witches Hide In Plain Sight In Sky Fantasy Drama

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Demons, vampires and witches are all hiding in plain sight in the first trailer for upcoming Sky fantasy drama A Discovery of Witches. However, war is brewing in the first clip of the Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer-fronted epic.
Downton Abbey and The …

‘The Affair’ Star Ruth Wilson Signs Up To BBC Fantasy Drama ‘His Dark Materials’

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EXCLUSIVE: The Affair star Ruth Wilson is the latest A-list star to sign up to BBC drama His Dark Materials.
The actor is signing up to play Marisa Coulter, one of the main protagonists of the eight-part drama and the former lover of Lord Asriel, playe…

James McAvoy & Clarke Peters Sign Up To BBC One Fantasy Drama ‘His Dark Materials’

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X-Men and Atomic Blonde star James McAvoy and The Wire’s Clarke Peters have signed up to star in the BBC’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic His Dark Materials.
The pair will start work on the eight-part series, which is produced by Bad Wolf,…

‘Doctor Who’ Stars Catherine Tate & David Tennant Prep Sky One Series ‘Americons’

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EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who fans rejoice… David Tennant and Catherine Tate are set to be back on screen together in Americons, a new series being developed by His Dark Materials producer Bad Wolf for Sky.
The scripted comedy drama, which is being writt…

Emma Thompson Sets Up Long-Lost Hollywood Script ‘Harrow’s Alley’ With Bad Wolf

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EXCLUSIVE: One of Hollywood’s long-lost scripts, period horror thriller Harrow’s Alley, could finally see the light of day after British actor and writer Emma Thompson partnered with His Dark Materials producer Bad Wolf to develop it for the small screen. The project is set up at HBO, sources said. 
The original script was written by Walter Newman, who was nominated for three Oscars, 1951’s Ace In The Hole, 1965’s Cat Ballou and 1978’s Bloodbrothers, in the 1960s but…

Mam Tor, Bad Wolf & Ecosse Thrillers Top Inaugural Brit List: TV

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Two projects from Tally Garner’s drama indie Mam Tor Productions, a thriller from HBO and Sky-backed Bad Wolf and a crime drama from Fleming producer Ecosse Films lead the Brit List 2018, the UK television equivalent of The Black List.
The Brit List has published its first television rankings of unproduced drama scripts from British writers with 20 making the final list.
Mam Tor has Autumn, a post-prison drama written by Holby City and Eastenders writer Emily Marcuson and…

‘The Night Of’ Producer Bad Wolf Ties With Steve Coogan’s Firm For ITV Drama

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EXCLUSIVE: HBO and Sky-backed producer Bad Wolf has teamed up with Steve Coogan’s production company Baby Cow to develop a historical drama series for UK broadcaster ITV.
I have learned that the two companies are working on a high-end scripted adaptation of Amanda Foreman’s book Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, which was previously the basis for Kiera Knightley film The Duchess. It’s rare that two high-profile UK producers would team for such a project but the…

HBO Developing Banking Drama ‘Industry’ With U.K.’s Bad Wolf (EXCLUSIVE)

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HBO is banking on emerging writers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay and working up a new drama series set in the world of high finance. Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf is developing the project for the U.S. cable net, which will be set inside an American bank in London’s financial quarter. It will follow the young […]

Sky, HBO Take Minority Stake in U.K.’s Bad Wolf

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Sky and HBO are set to take a minority stake in British production company Bad Wolf as the first investment in their co-production deal, the broadcasters announced in a joint statement Wednesday. The deal will see “The Night Of” production company, set up by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner in 2015, formalize its role to… Read more »

Access Ent Takes Bite Of Bad Wolf; Tom Pullen Joins Dragonfly – Global Briefs

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Access Entertainment has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the production company behind the upcoming BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials. Launched by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner in 2015, in association with Welsh Government, Bad Wolf is based in South Wales and LA. Current projects include A Discovery Of Witches, based on the Deborah Harkness novels, and an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles. This investment by Access…

Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen’s Access Ent. Backs Bad Wolf (EXCLUSIVE)

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Access Entertainment, led by former director of BBC Television Danny Cohen and owned by billionaire industrialist Len Blavatnik, has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the production company behind the forthcoming TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic “His Dark Materials.” Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, former BBC… Read more »