His Dark Materials is a TV series based on the trilogy of the same name by Philip Pullman. The fantasy drama is set in a multiple world reality with its action moving from one world to another. Produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions, it was to be aired on BBC One for the United Kingdom and HBO for worldwide distribution. Season 1 premiered on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 3rd November 2019 and HBO in the United States on the 4th November 2019. Season 2 premiered on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 8th November 2020 and HBO in the United States on the 16th November 2020.
The premise of the His Dark Materials
The story of the show revolves around a young girl named Lyra who lives in an alternative world where all humans have daemons. Daemons are animal companions who are the manifestation of their souls. Lyra is an orphan who lived at Jordan College, Oxford, the alma mater of her uncle, Lord Asriel. As the story goes forward, she discovers a dangerous secret involving her Uncle and Marisa Coulter. Lyra also uncovers a series of kidnappings and its link to a mysterious substance called the Dust when she goes on a quest to find her friend, Roger. These revelations lead her on an unparalleled journey to other worlds. Later, a witch’s prophecy links her to a boy named Will from our world, who is also pursued by mysterious figures with relation to his father.
Will there be a His Dark Materials Season 3?
After doing a commendable job in bringing the first two books of the series to life, HBO has announced that the fantasy show will be renewed for a third season. And will portray the story of the final novel in the series, “The Amber Spyglass.”
By the end of Season 2, Asriel is trying to build an army, for which he requires the Subtle Knife currently in possession of Will. Lyra was prophesized of being Eve, and therefore to save humanity, Mrs. Coulter has captured her. We will even learn more about the angels, as well as being taken to new worlds, including the Land of the Dead and a world of elephant-like creatures known as the mulefa. All of our questions regarding Season 2 will be answered when Season 3 finally arrives.
Season 3: When can we expect it?
Both Season One and Two of the show were aired in November of 2019 and 2020, respectively. But by the looks of it, we won’t be seeing Season 3 in 2021 as BBC announced that the filming was to begin in Cardiff next year. This was backed up by an interview with the screenwriter, Jack Thorne, speaking to The Guardian. At the beginning of December, he said that he was rewriting the script to push ahead. This was so as to get ready for filming in the summer of 2021, ruling out a November 2021 release.
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Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast members will be returning for season 3, which includes Dafne Keen as Lyra, Amir Wilson as Will, Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Marisa Coulter, Simone Kirby as Dr. Mary Malone, Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina, Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi, and James McAvoy as Lord Asriel. In the upcoming season, we can even expect to see Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, Ariyon Bakare as Lord Carlo Boreal, and Andrew Scott as Colonel John Parry.