His Dark Materials: HBO announce return of second season
His Dark Materials is a much-loved fantasy drama series which is based on the novels of the same name by Philip Pullman. The second season has just finished airing and it saw Lyra Belacqua (played by Dafne Keen) get taken away by Mrs Coulter (Ruth Wilson). Following the success of the second season, the series has now been renewed for HBO and BBC One.
When is His Dark Materials season 3 out?
Sadly as the news has only just come to light, there is no release date for the third instalment at this moment in time.
With the coronavirus pandemic still having some impact on production, there is no knowing what the filming schedule will be like.
The production team was lucky to have been able to film the majority of the second season ahead of the pandemic, but there may be some delay with season three.
Hopefully the next season will air before the end of 2021, if not, it is likely to be early 2022.
Express.co.uk will update this story when an official release date comes to light.
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.
Who will be in the cast of His Dark Materials season 3?
Dafne Keen will most likely be reprising her role as Lyra in the next instalment.
Amir Wilson should also be rejoining the cast as Will Parry – the bearer of the Subtle Knife.
Mary Malone, played by Simone Kirby, is expected to play a huge role in the third season.
Ruth Wilson will also return as Mrs Coulter, as will McAvoy as Lord Asriel.
There may be some surprise returns in the next episodes, with fans wondering if Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) was saved by witch Serafina Pekkala (Ruta Gedmintas).
A post-credit scene also showed Lyra’s friend Roger (Lewin Lloyd) calling out to her, so fans are wondering whether he is still alive in some shape or form.
Is there a trailer for His Dark Materials season 3?
Sadly as news of the latest season has only just come to light, there is no trailer for season three just yet.
BBC and HBO will most likely release a trailer a few weeks ahead of the series release, so fans will not see any new content until 2021.
Ben Irving, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, said: “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.”
Fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on season three, with one saying on Twitter: “It better be a longer season. There is a lot to cover.”
His Dark Materials season 2 cast: Who is in the cast? [INSIGHT]
His Dark Materials season 2 cast: Who plays Mary Malone? [EXPLAINER]
His Dark Materials deleted Lord Asriel episode won’t air [INSIGHT]
What will happen in His Dark Materials season 3?
If the new season stays true to the books, it will draw inspiration from the next book in the series, titled The Amber Spyglass.
The news was bitter-sweet as fans discovered the third season would be the final instalment in the series.
Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming said: “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.”
The third season is likely to see Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) take on the magisterium in the final battle.
Fans will also discover what happens to Lyra after she was taken by Mrs Coulter. Fans last saw her stuffed inside a trunk, and they are keen to know whether she will escape again.
Mary Malone is also expected to come across Asriel or play a huge role in the epic battle against the controlling magisterium.
Will Parry may have lost his father in season two, but he may well take on the advice his dad gave him during his last words and embrace his role as the knife bearer.
One fan said on Twitter: “What an emotional final episode of season 2. Wept like a wee girl. Loved it so much. Bring on series 3 [sic].”
His Dark Materials is available to watch on BBC iPlayer
Source: Read Full Article