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Dominating Dominatrix

Making a new thread since the original thread is from 10 months ago.

Here is the teaser trailer:

It's being produced by the BBC (with New Line Cinema bankrolling it) and it's only being distributed by HBO in the states (i.e. they have zero input into the writing), which is a sigh of relief for a lot of people I know.

For those who are unaware, His Dark Materials are a trilogy of novels by Sir Philip Pullman, The Northern Lights (known as The Golden Compass in the US), The Subtle Knight and The Amber Spyglass. Ostensibly a "Young Adult" novel, it's appeal is actually all encompassing because it is a dark, gritty fantasy series (although Sir Philip himself disputes it, calling it "stark realism") which alludes to concepts from physics, philosophy and theology. There are a lot of genuinely dark and thus depressingly realistic concepts dealt with in the books and it's all done phenomenally well.

There was a Holywood movie (which watered down one of the main narratives and still made people angry with it) made which doesn't actually exist the same way The Last Airbender movie doesn't exist.

On a personal note, when I first read the books I was a little past its "target" audience, but the trilogy still remains my favourite book series to date.

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Yup, great series, I really hope the TV show will do it justice.
in related news there is also another book coming out set 7 years after the Amber Spyglass (called The Secret Commonwealth) and itis due to be released Oct/Nov 2019, which is a continuation of the main trilogy...

The TV series has already been renewed for a second season as well (despite not even being released yet).

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Greenlighting a second series now is a good move; for story strong series it can give writers the confidence to not rush the first season's pace nor aim to bring it to a final conclusion which can sometimes really mess with story pacing. A solid known future is proven to produce better series in most cases.

I really hope this does well!

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I really hope it turns out well, and does definitely seem from the trailer to do a much better job of the familiar relationship than the movie.

It's going to be very difficult to accept Lin Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby after Sam Elliott though- for all its faults (and they were many) the film absolutely nailed the casting for that aeronaut.

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Is this that movie everyone lost their minds over a while back?

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Just noticed this. I knew it was in production, but hadn't seen a trailor. I'm very exciting.

Ruth Wilson is a perfect casting!
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