BBC renews His Dark Materials for third and final series – here’s everything we know about it

BBC have renewed His Dark Materials for a third and final season- here's everything we know about it.

To many viewers delight, yesterday it was revealed by the BBC that the fantasy drama will be back on our screens in the near future with a brand new series.

The exciting news comes just two days after the seven-episode second season came to an end.

The broadcasting company confirmed that production for the eight-part series will start in Cardiff in 2021.

It will be an adaptation of Pullman's third book, The Amber Spyglass and will be produced by Bad Wolf.

It will see the return of some of the show's much-loved characters, including Dafne Keene as Lyra, Amir Wilson as Will, Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter.


Simone Kirby, Ruta Gedmintas, Jade Anouka, and James McAvoy will also star in the new season.

The Amber Spy Glass adaptation has a range of talented people involved to make it the best season yet – with the likes of executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch, lead screen writer Jack Thorne and production designer Joel Collins.

Speaking about the exciting times ahead, Ben Irving, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, Wales, said: “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 realised 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, which is based on Philip Pullman's novel series of the same name, also took to their official Twitter account yesterday to confirm the news that fans were waiting to hear.

Alongside a shot of Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson) looking out onto a beautiful mountain top, they told their 47k followers: "The journey continues. #HisDarkMaterials will return for a third season."

The new series will follow on from everything that happened in The Subtle Knife, the second book in the novel series written by Philip Pullman.

Season 2 saw pals Lyra and Will join forces as they ventured away from home to try and find Will's dad.

Viewers were left sobbing when two of the major characters were shot dead within minutes of each other during the heartbreaking series 2 finale.

Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) was killed by The Magisterium during a gun fight and Will's dad John Parry (Andrew Scott) was shot just moments later after being reunited with his son.

It's not known what is set to happen in the third and final series, but if it goes anything like the book, viewers certainly won't be disappointed.

There hasn't been an official release date will be considering the current ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and it looks like fans may be in for a long wait.

The first two seasons were released in November 2019 and 2020, but it's looking like season 3 won't hit our screens until 2022.

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