Mark Procter, acting head of factual entertainment, Discovery Networks International added: 'A dark room. It's a gloriously simple format but an irresistibly watchable show.
'Created for our Italian networks, it's been a big hit and I'm delighted to be producing this in the UK with Fizz on our first production together.
“As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass."Pullman has announced a new trilogy called The Book of Dust which will act as a companion to his original series. The BBC has not yet announced a start date for the series, but Pullman has confirmed that production has “started well and is moving smoothly”.
He explained on Twitter: “It's a very big project and needs a great deal of planning.”Producer Jane Tranter has previously said that she wanted pre-production to begin in autumn 2016, which could indicate a late 2017 launch. Reports suggest that the BBC has signed a deal with New Line Cinema to shoot 40 episodes across five seasons to tell the full story.
The epic trilogy of fantasy novels will soon arrive on the small screen for the first time, and here is your guide to everything from casting to broadcast dates.