HBO and BBC are renewing His Dark Materials for a third season. The fantasy drama, based on Philip Pullman’s epic novels, finished its second season this year. Apparently, said season was successful enough to warrant a follow-up.
Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President at HBO Programming, said this in a press release.
Bringing Phillip Pullman’s epic, intricate, and culturally resonant body of work to television has been a tremendous privilege. We thank our incredible partners at the BBC and the entire Bad Wolf team, led by the indefatigable Jane Tranter, for their exceptional work on the first two seasons. We look forward to completing the trilogy with this final chapter in Lyra’s journey.”
Meanwhile, Ben Irving, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, Wales, was enthused about how His Dark Materials “brought British TV audiences of all ages together on BBC One and BBC iPlayer”.
Executive Producer Jane Tranter described the fantasy series as “a truly global TV experience and a personal career highlight” and lauded the production team for making “the impossible possible and [bringing] Philip Pullman’s worlds into vivid life.”
His Dark Materials returned for its seven-episode second season on November 8 on BBC One and November 16 on HBO. This run of episodes will end on Monday, December 28 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO. Season Two finished airing on BBC One this past Sunday. Those who missed the show the first time around can watch the episodes on BBC iPlayer and HBO Max, depending on where you live.
The show follows Lyra (Dafne Keen) from another world. Distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra journeys through an abandoned city where she meets Will (Amir Wilson). Will is a boy from our world, also running from a troubled past – and whose destiny is intertwined with Lyra’s. Together, the pair endeavor to reunite Will with his father while war brews around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, stopping at nothing to bring her home.
Production on His Dark Materials‘ third season is slated to begin in Cardiff in 2021, comprising of eight episodes. Are you hyped for Season 3 of His Dark Materials? Share your thoughts in the comments!