Philip Pullman is a renowned author for both children and adults. His epic trilogy of fantasy novels made his name, and have already been adapted into a movie starring Nicole Kidman. But now James McAvoy is starring in a new series, His Dark Materials.
The TV series is based on the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, Northern Lights.
This was also known as The Golden Compass in the USA, hence the 2007 movie of the same name.
The novel was published in 1995, and was followed up by the final two books in the series, The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000.)
The Philip Pullman books His Dark Materials is based on (Image: BBC)
After the trilogy, Pullman also wrote two shorter books in the same universe, called Lyra’s Oxford (2003) and Once Upon a Time in the North (2008.)
Pullman then started a new trilogy, The Book of Dust, with novel La Belle Sauvage in 2017, followed by The Secret Commonwealth in 2019.
With regards the series of His Dark Materials, there are plans for three series of the drama, which will likely follow the events of the following novels, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
It has also been suggested there could be an adaptation of the new trilogy, The Book