According to Variety, the BBC have ordered “an initial eight-part series” of an adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy for BBC One.

Given that it says “initial”, can we hope that the first season will just cover Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, thus giving the trilogy the room it needs to develop on screen? I’m hoping that the recently excellent adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell points the way towards the possibility of another superb fantasy adaptation heading for our screens.