Here is everything you need to know about when His Dark Materials Season 3 will premiere on HBO Max. Continue reading to know more.
It is no surprise that the series was renewed for another season, which the fans truly deserve to see and get a proper conclusion to the character arcs that they have grown to love and invested so much of their own time to watch. Additionally, the overall reception alone suggests why the series has a score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 33 critics with an average rating of 6.87/10. The website’s critical consensus reads: “His Dark Materials’ chilly emotional core and imposing complexity make it unlikely to win over the unconverted, but its sophomore season rewards the faithful with impeccable production values and cerebral thrills.”
According to Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 71 out of 100 based on 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Hence, this has led to much anticipation among the viewers, who are hoping to watch the next chapter because they want to know more about the forthcoming themes and how this fantasy drama world will be explored further. If you have been enjoying His Dark Materials as much as we have, we’ve put together a list of things to look forward to while you recall the previous season to understand the series’ present status and whether or not the forthcoming season will be premiering in 2022 or not.
Continue reading to learn more and get answers to all of your questions.
His Dark Materials Season 3 Release Date and Time Slot
Attention fans! The wait is finally over as the third and final series which is based on The Amber Spyglass was commissioned and is all set to premiere on HBO Max on December 5, 2022 at the time slot of 9 pm on the streaming platform. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a clip from the trailer, quoting, “Hope will spark in the darkness. Season 3 of #HisDarkMaterials premieres December 5 on @hbomax. #HBO50” Take a look at the official post below:
Hope will spark in darkness.
— His Dark Materials (@daemonsanddust) November 1, 2022
His Dark Materials Season 3 Plot
The third series will follow the events of The Amber Spyglass. It is the concluding book in the His Dark Materials trilogy. It follows on from The Subtle Knife and Northern Lights (also known as The Golden Compass) and takes place in many more universes. The book deals with love between the protagonists, Lyra Silvertongue and Will Parry, as well as some hard decisions they have to make.
One major new universe added to the book is one with strange creatures called Mulefa and Doctor Mary Malone’s development in her beliefs towards what Dust is and how the world works. The series is also expected to pick up with the final episode of the second season, Æsahættr, in which the viewers got to see that, as Lyra and Will continue their journey, Serafina sends two witches ahead as scouts. Ruta Skadi overhears the cliff-ghasts discussing a forthcoming war that Asriel cannot win without Sahaettr.
Later in the episode, Mrs. Coulter captures and then tortures the witch Lena Feldt with a specter in Cittàgazze in order to reveal Lyra’s location and the prophecy that Lyra will be the second Eve, bringing about the second fall of man. Angelica and Paola depart after discovering the adults’ campsite, leaving Mary to continue her search. Lee advises Parry to flee while he fights off Magisterium soldiers. Lee is mortally wounded and summons Serafina with a cloud pine branch before dying. Through a vision, Parry summons his son, Will. Before they can return home, Parry urges Will to fulfill his destiny as the knife-bearer.
Before dying, Parry tells Will that the angels will guide him to Asriel. In a desolate world, the angels pledge their allegiance to Lord Asriel in the upcoming war against the Authority. Will returns to find Lyra missing, having been kidnapped by Mrs. Coulter. Coulter vows to protect Lyra, who appears to be drugged and confined inside the trunk of a ship. Roger and Lyra call each other in an unknown location in a post-credits scene.
His Dark Materials Season 3 Cast and Crew
The new cast includes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad) as Commander Ogunwe; Jamie Ward (Tyrant) as Father Gomez; Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Zack Snyder’s Justice League), Simon Harrison (No Man’s Land), and Chipo Chung (Into the Badlands) are the rebel angels Balthamos, Baruch, and Xaphania; Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe as Ama. Moreover, the directors of the series include Amit Gupta, Charles Martin, and Weronika Tofilska. Returning cast includes Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter), Simone Kirby (Mary Malone), Will Keen (Father McPhail), Jade Anouka (Ruta Skadi), Ruta Gedminstas (Serafina Pekkala), and James McAvoy (Lord Asriel).
His Dark Materials is executive produced by Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins, and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich, and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving for the BBC. It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions, for BBC One and HBO, with the latter handling international distribution. The production is taking place at Wolf Studios Wales stages and on location throughout Wales and England.
His Dark Materials Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options
The final season of the show will contain eight episodes in a similar range to the first two seasons, with an expected runtime of 41 to 53 minutes. The network has announced the first two titles and respective release dates of all the episodes that will assist you in understanding the sequence while watching the season to learn the plot, which are as follows:
- Episode 1: The Enchanted Sleeper – December 5, 2022
- Episode 2: The Break – December 5, 2022
- Episode 3: TBA – December 12, 2022
- Episode 4: TBA – December 12, 2022
- Episode 5: TBA – December 19, 2022
- Episode 6: TBA – December 19, 2022
- Episode 7: TBA – December 26, 2022
- Episode 8: TBA – December 26, 2022
The series will air on HBO in the United States and will be available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.
His Dark Materials Season 3 Official Trailer
The official trailer for the new season of 2:45 minutes was released on November 1, 2022, with the tagline stating, “Hope will spark in the darkness. Season 3 of #HisDarkMaterials premieres December 5 on @HBOMax. #HBO50” Take a look at the official trailer below:
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