- Oct 30, 2017
I have a friend who worked on this, I'm glad the end product has turned out great. Almost makes the shit she had to put up with worth it.
That's the conclusion we came to, otherwise this could only have been a three-parter
You probably don't want to go introducing characters that aren't even in the trilogy itself. We don't even know if they're going to be able to adapt the Book of Dust.
I haven't seen the wire but Lord Faa is played by the same actor as Salador Saan from Game of Thrones (pirate Captain guy who's friends with David Seaworth)
Interesting but not him. The bloke in the priest's outfit who was chatting to the black guy in the big concrete baddie's building.
I’m not sure where you’ll have seen him, but he’s the father of Daphne Keen who plays Lyra which is cool!
And the other Gyptian elderman with the big beard is Jeor Mormont (James Cosmo)
Armed with this information I have discovered I knew him from The Crown, where he played one of the advisers to Her Maj. Not TOMMY or the young one, the other one.
Great spot, hadn’t clocked that!Big book spoilers ahoy:
I also note that Billy Costaseems to have been amalgamated with Tony Makarios. In the first episode, Billy calls his demon Ratter, which is the name of Tony's demon in the book. Bad luck for Billy, considering he survives the North in the book, and Tony is not so lucky.
Tom Hooper was a monster, the hours were long and torturous and it all took waaaaaaay longer than it should've. Made my friend contemplate quitting the field she works in altogether.
First seasons are often a clusterfuck until they get some footing, not entirely surprised
Yeah no shit. And Milton.
Which is kinda funny for me that when Golden Compass came out I mixed things up and thought it was a Chronicles of Narnia movie or something.
They're not children in the new books. They should age appropriately.
Yes, this is adapting the first book. If you'd like to read instead though, Northern Lights is the first book. It is sometimes also published as The Golden Compass, which is what the failed movie adaptation was called as well.
It's a trilogy called The Book of Dust - the first book (released in 2018) is set before the events of the His Dark Materials trilogy, the second book is set after His Dark Materials and was released a few weeks ago, the third book is presumably being written.
Right, so even if it’s one season a year they’d still have to take a few years off before they could film the sequel trilogy. Lyra is 20 in Secret Commonwealth, after all, and Dafne Keen is only 14 right now.
Looks to be pretty damn solid. Ofc the first episode can't really tell you much. The adaptation looks to be faithful, the budget is high and it shows, the actors and acting is good and the credits of the lead writer are great. From all sounds of things we have another entertaining fantasy show on our hands that's also guaranteed to not get cancelled after one season.
It's something that wasn't really explained all that well, and something you'll only really get if you read the books. It's been quite a while since I've read them, but if memory serves, a child's daemon basically is constantly shifting from one animal form to another. The daemon takes on its final "fixed" form when the child becomes an adult, and their final forms supposedly hint at the character of the person they are paired with (e.g. dogs for people who follow authority figures, etc.).