BBC One Taps “Skins” Scribe Jack Thorne For “His Dark Materials” Adaptation

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has been tasked with adapting ’s epic fantasy trilogy HIS DARK MATERIALS for BBC One. is producing the event series with Bad Wolf.

Materials follows orphan Lyra who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The trilogy is made up of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. It has been published in over forty languages and sold nearly 17.5 million copies worldwide. The first book in the series was previously adapted into the 2007 feature The Golden Compass which made $370 million worldwide. 

Executive are Pullman, , and for Bad Wolf, and for New Line, for BBC One, and for . BBC One controller and BBC Commissioning controller greenlit the series. 

Thorne was previously a writer on Skins, the teen drama that launched the of Dev Patel, Nicholas Hoult, and Jack O’Connell. He has won two BAFTA award for This Is England ’88 and The Fades, and also co-wrote A Long Way Down with Nick Hornby. He most recently penned the Sky Atlantic’s The Last Panthers, which will premiere on Sundance on April 13th. Panthers has already aired in the UK and won Thorne a best drama series BAFTA nomination last week. He was also nominated for This Is England ’90 and Don’t Take My Baby in the same awards event. 

He is repped by Casarotto Ramsay and Associates and

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