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.