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’s Its dark materials Trilogy, the last book of which is named The amber binoculars.
Here’s everything fans need to know about the show and its return.
When is Its dark materials season 3 out?
Its dark materials is an HBO and BBC original series, meaning it will appear on HBO in North America and the BBC in the UK.
The show premieres on HBO on Monday, December 5, with the first two episodes airing back-to-back on the network from 9pm-11pm ET/PT. The episodes can also be streamed on HBO Max.
Its dark materials will have a total of eight episodes, which will air in two episodes on HBO until the December 26 season finale.
Who is playing? Its dark materials Season 3?
Several actors from Its dark materials Franchise will return for the show’s swan song, including Keen, Amir Wilson, James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson.
McAvoy and Ruth Wilson will reprise the role of 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.
New additions to the series for Season 3 include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Commander Ogunwe, Jamie Ward as Father Gomez, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simon Harrison and Chipo Chung as the rebellious angels Balthamos, Baruch and Xaphania, and Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe as Ama .
Actors returning to the series despite the deaths of their characters in Season 2 include Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby and Andrew Scott as Jopari.
what is Its dark materials Season 3 Over?
Season 3 of Its dark materials will pick up where season 2 left off with Will searching for Lyra after she was kidnapped by her mother.
As detailed in The amber binocularsLyra’s arc as the prophesied child and Will’s as wielder of the Subtle Knife will come to a head as they embark on their most perilous journey yet to a dark place from which they may never return.
Wilson teased and narrated Will’s journey in Season 3 news week: “At the end of Season 2, his father tells him that you need to take the knife to Asriel and that’s kind of a driving factor for Will in this new season.
“Of course when he gets information he goes back to tell Lyra and finds that she’s gone and then we pick him up in Season 3 to look for Lyra hoping that he’ll get in once in.” will be able to fulfill his father’s [dying wish] and then [in] Season 3 I think you’ll find out what this journey entails.
“They end up getting distracted and dragged into the Land of the Dead and all that, but I enjoyed playing a more mature version of Will.”
Meanwhile, Lyra’s father, Lord Asriel, is gathering his forces to begin his great war against Authority and his angels to save all the different worlds that the being has ruled over for too long.
Is there a trailer for Its dark materials Season 3?
Yes, a trailer for Its dark materials Season 3 has been released, giving viewers a taste of the final episodes of the series.
Its dark materials Premieres Monday, December 5 on HBO and HBO Max.