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The Third & Final Season of 'His Dark Materials' is in Production


His Dark Materials returns to production with an eight episode third season of the BBC and HBO co-production based on Philip Pullman’s final novel in the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, produced by Bad Wolf.

This series will see Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife and Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, travel through multiple worlds to find and protect each other.

New cast members:  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Commander Ogunwe) Jamie Ward (Father Gomez), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Balthamos), Simon Harrison (Baruch), Chipo Chung (Xaphania), and Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe (Ama).

Returning cast members: Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter) Simone Kirby, (Mary Malone), James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), Will Keen (Father President MacPhail), Jade Anouka (Ruta Skadi), and Ruta Gedmintas (Serafina Pekkala).

A release date for the new episodes is TBA.




Plot: Season three opens with Lyra unconscious, having been given a sleeping draught by her mother, as Will, still carrying the Subtle Knife, continues his quest to find her. Will is tracked down by two angels – Balthamos and Baruch – who wish to take him to join Lord Asriel’s campaign against The Authority with Commander Ogunwe. But Will is not the only one after Lyra, with Father President MacPhail continuing his mission to destroy the child of the prophecy, employing the help of his most committed follower, Father Gomez.

Meanwhile Oxford physicist Mary Malone reaches another parallel world – that of the Mulefa, a strange animal-like species. They tell her of a cataclysmic phenomenon in their world.

With multiple new worlds, including the Land of the Dead, returning characters and featuring strange new creatures the Mulefa and Gallivespians, the third season will bring Philip Pullman’s masterpiece to a dramatic conclusion.



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These kids are gonna look so old compared to S2!
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