Season 3 of His Dark Materials, the eight-part fantasy TV series, will premiere on HBO on December 5, at 9 p.m. ET, and fans are overjoyed. The first two episodes, The Enchanted Sleeper and The Break will be published on Monday, while the next four will be released weekly until December 19.
Although no specifics regarding the end of His Dark Materials have been released, this will be the last season of the multi-award-winning drama. Dafne Keen will play Lyra Belacqua, Kit Connor will play Pantalaimon’s voice, Ruth Wilson will play Marisa Coulter, and James McAvoy will play Lord Asriel Belacqua, among other characters. The first episode of His Dark Materials, based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy of the same name, premiered on November 4, 2019. The first season contained eight episodes, while the second season had seven.
What can we anticipate from the third season of His Dark Materials?
Season 2’s last episode, sahaettr, aired on December 28, 2020. In the episode’s post-credits sequence, Roger and Lyra summoned each other to an unknown place, and the teaser for season 3 of His Dark Materials depicts Lyra dreaming about their reunion. The speaker warns of a “true conflict on the way,” and Asriel vows that he is “gathering the best from every globe and will sacrifice all” to “guarantee triumph.”
“What are you ready to risk?” Asriel says, followed by Father President MacPhail (Will Keen), who wants Lyra “dead or alive.”
Meanwhile, Lyra fantasizes about reaching the kingdom of the dead, and her mother visits Asriel (Lyra’s father) and begs him not to fail their daughter. Furthermore, Will Parry (Amir Wilson) is heard planning to “take the knife to Asriel.” The trailer concludes with a striking line from Asriel:
“The authorities want you to feel terrified… The authorities, on the other hand, have no influence over us… We are now free!”
The third installment of Pullman’s trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, serves as the foundation for season 3. According to Goodreads, the summary is as follows:
“Will is the one holding the knife. His duty now, assisted by angels, is to bring that tremendous, terrible weapon to Lord Asriel – by the dying father’s instruction. But how can he go seeking Lord Asriel without Lyra? Only with her assistance can he unravel the numerous schemes and intrigues that have befallen him.”
“The two great powers of the many worlds are preparing for war, and Will must locate Lyra, for the two are on their road to combat, an unavoidable trip that will even lead them to the land of the dead.”
The next four episodes of His Dark Materials season 3 are named The Intention Craft, Lyra, and Her Death, No Way Out, and The Abyss, after The Enchanted Sleeper and The Break.
Meet the show’s cast and crew.
Season 3 will also feature returning actors such as Amir Wilson as Will Parry, Will Keen as Hugh MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare as Lord Carlo Boreal, Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, in addition to the ones mentioned. Joe Tandberg as Iorek Byrnison (voice, motion capture), Simone Kirby as Dr. Mary Malone, Andrew Scott as Colonel John Parry, and Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow are among the other performers reprising their roles from His Dark Materials.
Season 3 will, however, include some new characters. They are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the role of Commander Ogunwe, Amber Fitzgerald-Woolf in the role of Ama, Jamie Ward in the role of Father Gomez, Chipo Chung in the role of Xaphania, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith in the role of Balthamos, Simon Harrison in the role of Baruch, Sian Clifford in the role of Agent Salmakia, and Jonathan Ari
The TV series His Dark Materials is written by Jack Thorne, who is best known for writing the script for Enola Holmes. His Dark Materials has been funded by Welsh business Bad Wolf and Warner Bros. Discovery’s film production division New Line Productions. Pullman and Thorne also serve as co-executive producers on the hit program.