{A Twist in the Tail} Announcing BBC One Production of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy [AKA THE GOLDEN COMPASS]!!!

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....Have I blown your eardrums out? Sorry about that! But...


I AM SO EXCITED, bookworms, and I hope you're about to be as well!

One of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE series growing up was Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE, THE AMBER SPYGLASS). SO AMAZING.

I was REALLY EXCITED a few years ago when it was announced that there would be a movie version of The Golden Compass a few years ago, buuuuuut........well........it wasn't very good? I was so disappointed!!! And BECAUSE it was bad, there weren't any sequels made, etc., etc.

I want to see these beloved worlds come to life and re-experience them in new ways! (Hey, Walden Media, you PROMISED to finish the Narnia series even if you had to keep jumping distributors. I AM STILL WAITING!!!)

I'm really excited that BBC One is tackling the trilogy. They'll handle the source material very faithfully, and right now, series based on fantasy novels are WHERE IT'S AT! (Love it or hate it, I still say...Thank you, Game of Thrones!) UK series often have shorter runs than the ones here in the US, and result in tighter shows with less bloat or filler episodes. I've always appreciated that about them (And about Asian dramas, too. One or two seasons and YOU ARE DONE!) Why draw a series out 7-10+ years to reach a conclusion. You lose viewers along the way and it's harder for new fans to jump in because everything has become so convoluted.

There's a lovely write-up about the announcement on BBC One's website if you'd like more details, or to hear some of author Philip Pullman's thoughts on the new series.

Are you as excited as I am!?

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title:  His Dark Materials Trilogy
Author: Philip Pullman
Release Date: April 10, 2007 (Omnibus Edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Philip Pullman's complete
His Dark Materials trilogy
—now in one grand volume


Philip Pullman's THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, changed the face of fantasy publishing with its stunning originality. The complete trilogy went on to become a bestseller in dozens of countries around the world, critically acclaimed and showered with prizes. Together, these novels—THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE, and THE AMBER SPYGLASS—are renowned for their beautiful storytelling, epic scope, and dearly loved characters.

Captivating children and adults alike, it is a tale born of witch clans and armored bears, shining angels and magical devices, haunted otherworlds and the shocking destinies of Lyra and Will, two children at the center of a more-than-mortal battle. This edition presents Philip Pullman's entire His Dark Materials trilogy in a single volume—a celebration of this astonishing work, now a beloved classic.