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‘His Dark Materials’ Team Working on Scripts for Potential Season 3

“His Dark Materials” Season 2 is still over a month away from premiering, but the HBO fantasy show’s creative team is already hard at work on prepping scripts for a possible third season.HBO announced on Monday that the sophomore season of “His Dark Materials” will premiere November 16. Deadline reported shortly after the HBO announcement […]

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Ava DuVernay, ‘Succession’ Producer Jane Tranter Join BFI London Film Festival Industry Program

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and “Succession” executive producer Jane Tranter are among a range of figures participating at this year’s British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival’s industry program.The program, which is virtual this year, is headlined by two ‘Spotlight’ conversations. DuVernay will be in conversation with the crew from her non-profit media and social […]

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Best Book to TV Adaptations of 2020

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links.Pop culture’s love of adapting existing IP and the proliferation of streaming services means there are many, many TV shows based on books are in the works. In fact, dozens made it to the small […]

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Comic-Con 2020 Was Unusually Quiet — Is that the New Norm?

Comic-Con went virtual this year, but that wasn’t the only noticeable change for one of the largest film and television marketing and outreach events of the year. The 2020 edition featured noticeably fewer panels on high-profile titles than previous installments of the event: Disney unveiled a teaser trailer for “Helstrom,” “The Boys” got renewed for […]

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‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2 Trailer Journeys Through Multiple Worlds, Reveals New ‘Fleabag’ Reunion [Comic-Con 2020]

His Dark Materials is back and it’s not being subtle. All bets are off with the second season of the HBO/BBC fantasy series, which adapts the second book, The Subtle Knife, in the acclaimed trilogy by Philip Pullman and is set to take its audience onto a whirlwind adventure through multiple worlds. And feelings about […]

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VFX, Animation Studio Framestore Launches Pre-Production Services Unit (Exclusive)

Visual effects and animation studio Framestore, which won Oscars for “The Golden Compass,” “Gravity” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and whose recent work includes “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in movies, and “His Dark Materials” and “Watchmen” in TV, has launched Fps, which offers a suite of pre-production services.The move sees the company’s previs, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Westworld’ Season 3

It’s been 16 months since “Westworld’s” second season ended, and while Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sophomore effort received more mixed reviews than their freshman debut, no one can deny just how highly-anticipated its upcoming third season is ahead of its March 15 debut. Especially in the wake of a “Game of Thrones” conclusion and […]

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Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Casts ‘His Dark Materials’ Actress as Young Galadriel

Just a few days after losing actor Will Poulter to scheduling conflicts, Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings show has added another member to its cast. Morfydd Clark – who can currently be seen in a supporting role in another fantasy project, HBO’s His Dark Materials – is reportedly playing a younger version of Galadriel, […]

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Anton’s Sebastien Raybaud Eyes Move into TV Series Production

London-based financier and producer Anton, which already fully finances a slate of its own feature films and short-form content, as well as co-financing big-budget TV shows like HBO/BBC’s “His Dark Materials,” is moving into the development and production of its own scripted series, Anton founder Sebastien Raybaud tells Variety.The 8-year-old company, named after Russian playwright […]

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‘His Dark Materials’ Takes Aim at Themes of Control, Not Religion, According to Producers

There was an atmosphere of cautious reverence throughout the Television Critics Association press tour for HBO’s upcoming fantasy adaptation “His Dark Materials,” in large part due to executive producers Jane Tranter and Jack Thorne.Reverence, for the author of the young adult series Philip Pullman, and cautious, because the messaging throughout the books’ narrative that any […]

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