His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?

His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?
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When will His Dark Materials Season 3 premiere on HBO? Here is everything we know so far. 

His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the trilogy of novels of the same name by Philip Pullman. The show follows as an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy that follows a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world whose search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. 

On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 85% 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 is unlikely to win over the unconverted, but its sophomore season rewards the faithful with impeccable production values and cerebral thrills.”

His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?

On Metacritic, series 2 has a score of 71 out of 100 based on reviews from 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Hence, this makes it even more clear with such great reviews why the anticipation of the fans for the show is high and has piqued their interest in watching the series conclusion.

If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on His Dark Materials Season 3’s release date due to the high level of interest shown by fans since the premiere of the last season. Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.

His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?

His Dark Materials Season 3 Release Date and Time Slot

Season 3 of His Dark Materials is the third and final series in the TV series, which is set to premiere on HBO on Monday, December 5, at the time slot of 9 pm. It was commissioned by the BBC and HBO on 22 December 2020, two days after the finale of Series 2 was broadcast in the UK. The filming began on 22 June 2021 and finished on 26 November. 

Executive producer Jane Tranter said: “This season is both an epic adventure and a story about love and truth. Jack, Francesca, and Amelia’s scripts capture the brilliance of Philip’s worlds and we are joined by our much-loved existing cast and some exceptional talent new to the series.”

The official Twitter handle of the show also confined the news by sharing a brand new poster, quoting, “The last chapter begins.#HisDarkMaterials premieres December 5 on @HBOMax #HDMNYCC #HBO50.” Take a look at the post below: 

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.

His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?

His Dark Materials Season 3 Cast and Crew

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.

Directors are 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).

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.

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.

His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?

His Dark Materials Season 3 Official Teaser

The first teaser for the series was released at New York Comic Con on 6 October 2022 and was made available to the general public the following day. The official teaser trailer for the new season of 2:30 minutes was released on October 7, 2022, with the tagline stating, “The final rebellion. Season 3 of #HisDarkMaterials premieres December 5 on @HBOMax #HDMNYCC #HBO50 And it’s just getting started. #HBO50.” Take a look at the official teaser below: 

His Dark Materials Season 3 | Official Teaser | HBO

His Dark Materials Season 3 Episodes

The final season of the show will contain eight episodes in a similar range to the first two seasons. As of October 2022, the network has not revealed the official episode titles and synopsis, which will be released as the launch date approaches.

Meanwhile, binge-watch Season 2 to refresh your memory of certain significant plotlines. Here is a brief episode guide to help you grasp the order and discover the plot, which will transpire into the upcoming episodes and expand the tale further.

  • S2E1: The City of Magpie – 16 November 2020 (US)
  • S2E2: The Cave – 23 November 2020 (US)
  • S2E3: Theft – 30 November 2020 (US)
  • S2E4: Tower of the Angels – 7 December 2020 (US)
  • S2E5: The Scholar – 14 December 2020 (US)
  • S2E6: Malice – 21 December 2020 (US)
  • S2E7: Æsahættr – 28 December 2020 (US)

His Dark Materials Season 3: Is it happening or not?

His Dark Materials Season 2: A Quick Recap

In Season 2 of the hit HBO series, Lyra follows Lord Asriel into the mysterious abandoned city of Cittagazze, where she meets Will, a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Together, they learn that their fates are tied to reuniting Will with his father. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) continues her effort to bring Lyra home by any means necessary. 

Moreover, right now, you can watch His Dark Materials on HBO Max. The viewers can also stream the episodes by renting or purchasing them on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the viewers’ location, with preferred membership and plans that the users can choose from. 

His Dark Materials: Season 2 | Official Trailer | HBO

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