Will His Dark Materials have a season 3?

Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson in His Dark Materials season 2. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO
Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson in His Dark Materials season 2. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO /

The first two seasons of His Dark Materials on HBO adapted the first two books of Philip Pullman’s trilogy. When’s that third season coming, huh?

The good news is that a third season is indeed coming, and it will adapt the third and final book in Pullman’s series, The Amber Spyglass. The first and second season adapted The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife respectively, and frankly, there may been too little material for two whole seasons of television. But as the longest book in the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass shouldn’t have this problem.

“You have Mulefas and you’ve got so many different worlds to explore, and you’ve got to complete all these storylines,” star Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter) said the other month. “So you’ve got to kind of complete the stories for Lyra, for Mrs Coulter, for Asriel. It’s a huge undertaking and you’re in the midst of doing that. It’s huge themes and big ideas, so I think a lot of that comes in the third season. That’s quite ambitious for all of us to deal with and to sort of put out there.”

His Dark Materials season 3

So we know the season is being worked, but unfortunately we know nothing about when it will come out. HBO has been expected to premiere His Dark Materials season 3 sometime later in 2022, but frankly, given that we’re not in the back half of the year and we’ve heard nary a peep, that’s in doubt.

Perhaps His Dark Materials season 3 could come out late in the year, like December. We’re just sitting here waiting for official word.

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