Is HBO Betting On ‘His Dark Materials’ To Be Its Next Game Of Thrones?
No Game of Thrones, no problem. At this point, HBO does not seem to be even the least bit concerned about its future once its most buoyant watch enters the archive library this May. Casey Bloys, the programming chief at HBO, has been preparing for the end of GOT for some time now – stockpiling the network’s programming line-up with an extensive roll of ambitious, big-ticket; new shows like His Dark Materials and some returning shows.
In June, for instance, HBO will get back its twisty, thrilling, drama series ‘Big Little Lies’ with a 100% more Meryl Streep in it. Similarly, later this year, the network will foray into the DCU stratosphere, bringing to its slate Damon Lindelof’s take on the acclaimed comics, ‘Watchmen’. But out of all projects on deck, it’s the adaptation of Philip Pullman’s book trilogy, ‘His Dark Materials’, that is getting the most, possibly deliberate attention. His Dark Materials Release Date, James McAvoy, Game Of Thrones Season 8
HBO Looking Forward To Its Post-Game Of Thrones Future With ‘His Dark Materials’
Churning out upscale genre swings can be potentially risky. It is; hence, at least reliable, if not prosperous, to draw on available templates, albeit with some improvisation. The expanse of HBO’s fantasy viewer-base is appreciable. Over the course of eight GOT seasons, the genre-specific viewership has increased exponentially – a glaring reason for HBO to come up with more outlandish presentations. The Game of Thrones; however, did not become a global favourite only for its surreal vistas. It were; in fact, the emotional realism, the magnificent writing, the discerning politics, and the larger-than-life narratives that made Game of Thrones what it is today.
To craft a theatrical piece that can even closely stand in distinction to the colossal Game of Thrones canvas requires an apt source material. Pullman’s science fantasy volume, ‘His Dark Materials’, has accomplished a lot despite being a stand-alone, crude piece of fiction. Its the only honoree from 2003’s BBC’s Big Reads to have not been re-imagined on the screen. Yet, the lack of media portrayals did not become an obstacle for the publication from becoming a front-and-centre talking point.
His Dark Materials, which adverts to the principles physics, philosophy, and theology out of recital aspirations, introduced varied, never-heard-before perspectives for its fantasy elements which included everything from armoured polar bears to gothic witches. Clashing with the ideologies, popes and fathers harbour at various cathedrals and churches, the tome retold an inverted saga of John Milton’s epic ‘Paradise Lost’. Game of Thrones Season 8
James McAvoy Starrer His Dark Materials Release Date And Cast
In Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s take of the bestseller, there is more than just voodoo-hoodoo driven action to look forward too. The stellar cast includes James McAvoy, who will stage a full-fledged TV return as a dark, savage Lord Asreil. The Affair star Ruth Wilson, Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda, GOT alumni James Cosmo and Lucian Msamati, and Freak show artist Mat Fraser will also star on HBO’s magnum-opus-in-the-making.
The New Line Cinema venture has already been renewed for a second season, even before the network can set a release date for its freshman season. Writing and direction fall in the hands of Jack Thorne and Tom Cooper respectively- artists that have given British TV its biggest hits. His Dark Materials Release Date
Game Of Thrones Season 8 Ends, What’s Next
Presently, HBO is deeply engrossed in the franchising of its Emmy -winning, soon-to-exit giants including The Game of Thrones Season 8, and The Veep Season 7. Once the masterpieces walkout with the grace they deserve, only then HBO will imbue publicity into its upcoming ventures. The release date for ‘His Dark Materials‘ is expected to be revealed as soon as Game of Thrones concludes.