The fantasy adventure will conclude in 2021.
December 22, 2020
HBO and BBC One announced today that His Dark Materials has been picked up for a third and final season. The news comes one week before the fantasy adventure wraps its sophomore run. Eight episodes have been ordered to conclude the trilogy.
Adapted from Philip Pullman's award-winning novels of the same name, the series follows Lyra, a young orphan in a parallel universe who was sent to live in Jordan College, Oxford. Her sheltered life is interrupted when she embarks upon a dangerous journey of discovery that leads her to learn about the sinister General Oblation Board. Lyra is subsequently thrown into the nomadic world of the boat dwelling Gyptians, who take her North, where she meets charismatic adventurer Lee Scoresby, who joins them on their journey.
Production on the final season of His Dark Materials is slated to begin in 2021, with a likely return late in the year.
Nudnik of Time
01/05/21 at 09:13pm
@Mike: English much?
01/05/21 at 11:47am
For the stupid ..
The series is based on the trilogy of books ...that started with the golden compass , remember the film that didn't do well in the cinema
And you lot are going about the dark like its racist ...pathetic .
It's like nickpicking anything to see if it offends.....should have done this in the 1970s where anything was
Racist ....not now ....its just getting stupid
...if anything you being offensive by not shutting up !
By the way as a final point ..it was only three books so three seasons
And bloody good too the series
01/05/21 at 03:51am
Just so everyone can calm down, the BBC, (who are making the series) were only ever going to film 3 series. So it's not been cancelled for other reasons and as it's filmed by the BBC we in the UK don't make series that last 22 episodes so that was never going to happen.
Nudnik of Time
01/02/21 at 08:49am
@Darlene: My comment about the title being racist was facetious. You can have someone look that up for you, if you know anyone who can read, which is doubtful. BTW there is no such thing as "white patriarchy" or "white privilege" as they are creations of the liberal socialist left of which you seem so enamored. Have someone look that up for you as well.
12/31/20 at 05:10pm
I find the title very culturally insensitive, which is unfortunate and a little worrisome. The title should be, His Colored Materials. Black being capitalized is only furthering the oppression of POC and is reinforcing the social constructs that have been imposed by the WPA (white p@triarchy, I censored it to avoid triggering anyone, please forgive me). Please do the right thing and change the title if you care about proper bad responsible representation.
Nudnik of Time
12/31/20 at 07:20am
Isn't the title racist?
12/29/20 at 05:38am
12/28/20 at 08:23pm
"The producers are so greedy that they're doing a few short seasons when they could be milking it for years and years" is a really weird argument.
12/25/20 at 03:05pm
... so sick of hearing "It isn't the book".. really?? When has ANYTHING in film matched any preceding book? If you like the books.. go read the books, moron.
12/22/20 at 09:40pm
They really mishandled this show. If they weren't so eager to rush it they could have easily gotten 5 seasons out of the first two books alone. The final book was the most complex and deserves 2 or 3 seasons but we all know Hollywood only cares about money and attention these days that's all that gets attention. Such a shame because this could have been one of the greatest adaptations ever but writers today are all so lazy and egotistical to think they are better writers than the original authors and that they can just cram everything in 8 episodes well news flash, there's no time to develop anything like the books. Many shows get 24 episodes a season I don't see why His Dark Materials couldn't get the same if only the producers weren't so stupid and arrogant. Greed is always the answer
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