Fantasy saga His Dark Materials starts filming in Wales

A major new TV adaptation of fantasy saga His Dark Materials has started filming in Wales.

A major new TV adaptation of fantasy saga His Dark Materials has started filming in Wales.

Based on books by Philip Pullman, the story follows a young girl’s adventures across parallel universes as she searches for a missing friend and becomes caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Fantasy saga His Dark Materials starts filming in Wales
Wolf Studios Wales

A stellar cast for the shoot includes child actor Dafne Keen, along with James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters and playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Tom Hooper will direct the initial eight-part series that has been adapted by star writer Jack Thorne.

Production company Bad Wolf - set up by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner (pictured) - is making the ambitious drama for the BBC, in association with New Line Cinema, from a base at Wolf Studios Wales near Cardiff. The facility offers six sound stages and has already played host to Bad Wolf’s production A Discovery of Witches, which wrapped earlier this year.

“Wolf Studios Wales is set to be a world-class facility situated at the heart of a thriving creative and production community in Cardiff,” said Tranter when the studio opened last spring.

“Wales has seen a resurgence in television and film production over recent years and studio space is much sought after.”

The three books of Pullman’s His Dark Materials saga will reportedly be turned into multiple series.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Wales.

Main page image: iStock.com/David Callan. Article image: Welsh Government

Fantasy saga His Dark Materials starts filming in Wales
Wolf Studios Wales

A major new TV adaptation of fantasy saga His Dark Materials has started filming in Wales.

Based on books by Philip Pullman, the story follows a young girl’s adventures across parallel universes as she searches for a missing friend and becomes caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

A stellar cast for the shoot includes child actor Dafne Keen, along with James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters and playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Tom Hooper will direct the initial eight-part series that has been adapted by star writer Jack Thorne.

Production company Bad Wolf - set up by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner (pictured) - is making the ambitious drama for the BBC, in association with New Line Cinema, from a base at Wolf Studios Wales near Cardiff. The facility offers six sound stages and has already played host to Bad Wolf’s production A Discovery of Witches, which wrapped earlier this year.

“Wolf Studios Wales is set to be a world-class facility situated at the heart of a thriving creative and production community in Cardiff,” said Tranter when the studio opened last spring.

“Wales has seen a resurgence in television and film production over recent years and studio space is much sought after.”

The three books of Pullman’s His Dark Materials saga will reportedly be turned into multiple series.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Wales.

Main page image: iStock.com/David Callan. Article image: Welsh Government

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