Its dark materials returns for its third and final season, bringing the story of Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) to its epic conclusion…for now.
The show is based on Phillip Pullman Its dark materials trilogy whose last volume bears the name The amber spyglass.
Here’s everything fans need to know about the series and its return.
Its dark materials is an HBO and BBC original series, which means it will air in North America on HBO, and in the UK it will be released on the BBC.
The show will premiere on HBO on Monday, Dec. 5 with its first two episodes airing back-to-back on the network from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. The episodes will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
Its dark materials will have eight episodes in total, which will air on HBO in two-episode batches until the season finale on December 26.
Several actors from Its dark materials The franchise will return for the show’s swansong, including Keen, Amir Wilson, James McAvoy, and Ruth Wilson.
McAvoy and Ruth Wilson will again play Lyra’s parents, Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter, while Amir Wilson will reprise his role as Will Parry.
Other cast members include Simone Kirby as Mary Malone, Will Keen as Father President McPhail, Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi, and Ruta Gedminstas as Serafina Pekkala.
Newcomers to the show for its third season include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Commander Ogunwe, Jamie Ward as Father Gomez, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simon Harrison and Chipo Chung as rebel angels Balthamos, Baruch and Xaphania, and Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe as Ama. .
Actors set to reappear on the show, despite their characters’ deaths in Season 2, include Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby and Andrew Scott as Jopari.
Season 3 of Its dark materials will pick up where Season 2 left off, with Will searching for Lyra after her mother kidnaps her.
As detailed in The amber spyglassLyra’s arc as the Prophesied Child and Will’s as the Wielder of the Subtle Knife will come to a head as they embark on their most dangerous journey yet to a dark place they may never be able to. come back.
Wilson teased Will’s journey in Season 3, telling Pleasemynews: “At the end of season 2, his father tells him that you have to deliver the knife to Asriel and it’s kind of like a determining factor for Will in this new season.
“Of course when he gets information he goes back and tells Lyra and realizes she’s gone, and then in season 3 we pick him up looking for Lyra, hoping that once he will be able to fulfill his father’s mission. [dying wish] so what [in] Season 3 I guess you will find out what this journey entails.
“They end up being diverted and drawn to the land of the dead and all sorts of things, but it was fun for me to play a more grown-up version of Will.”
Meanwhile, Lyra’s father, Lord Asriel, gathers his forces to embark on his great war against the Authority and its angels, with the goal of saving all the different worlds the being has ruled over for far too long.
Yes, a trailer for Its dark materials Season 3 is out and gives viewers a taste of what is to come in the final episodes of the series.
Its dark materials premieres Monday, December 5 on HBO and HBO Max.