“His Dark Materials” Season 3 Release Date, Cast & Plot

His Dark Materials” has been renewed and its bittersweet!

HBO and BBC One renewed the fantasy drama for a third season that only contains eight episodes to end the story. Production is expected to start sometime in 2021 and will be set in Cardiff, Wales.

Plot of His Dark Materials Season 3


In the show’s previous season, we only had seven episodes due to the pandemic. The story followed Lyra (who is played by Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary girl who happens to be a brave one from another world.

The story began with Lyra, devastated over her best friend’s death and goes on a journey in a weird and mysterious abandoned place. She meets Will (played by Amir Wilson) a boy from our world who is running from a dark past.

They begin to realize that their destinies are tied and one of their goals is to reunite Will with his father. However, working towards that gets a bit more difficult as a war begins to brew in the abandoned city.

The Cast of His Dark Materials Season 3

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Last season, the cast gained two new regulars which were Ariyon Bakare, Andrew Scott, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Along with those regulars, the cast of “His Dark Materials” gained two new members such as Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka, and Simone Kirby.

So, When Will His Dark Materials Season 3 Be Released?

The show’s second season which is, by the way, produced by Bad Wolf will be concluding on Monday, December 28 on HBO.

As of now, we don’t have any clue on when season 3 will be released. However, Bad Wolf co-founder Jane Tranter announced that Jack Thorne and a team of writers were typing scripts up and that the series will be based on The Amber Spyglass.

According to Francesca Orsi, HBO Programming’s Executive Vice President, “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.”

Where Can I Watch the New Episodes of His Dark Materials When They Air?


BBC Drama’s Commissioning Editor in Wales, Ben Irving, expressed how much he appreciates everyone’s support for the show, “It’s been a joy to see how His Dark Materials has brought British TV audiences of all ages together on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Fans of Phillip Pullman’s incredible books, and newcomers alike, have been enthralled by adventuring with Lyra and Will through multiple worlds. We are thrilled that they will be able to continue their journey in a third series of this beautifully realized drama. Our thanks to our partners at HBO and the dedicated creative team at Bad Wolf for making a landmark series that will continue to be watched and enjoyed on the BBC for years to come.”

“‘His Dark Materials” has been a truly global TV experience and a personal career highlight. The creative team at Bad Wolf in Cardiff made the impossible possible and brought Philip Pullman’s worlds into vivid life.  To see that hard work and dedication applauded and embraced by fans around the world has made all the hard work worthwhile. None of this would have been possible without the wonderful commitment and conviction of the BBC and HBO. I am excited, thrilled and honored to be making the third part of Philip Pullman’s trilogy with their support and encouragement. Diolch.” said Tranter.

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