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His Dark Materials returns for the final third season

Get ready as season three of His Dark Materials commences production with an 8-part adaptation of the Amber Spyglass from Bad Wolf for BBC 1 and will air in late 2022.

Image of His Dark Materials filming
Image credit: Simon Ridgway/BBC/Bad Wolf

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman will see Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife and Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, travel through multiple worlds to find and protect each other.

New cast for season three includes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Commander Ogunwe and Jamie Ward as Father Gomez. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simon Harrison, and Chipo Chung are the rebel angels Balthamos, Baruch and Xaphania; while Ama will be played by Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe.

New worlds beckon for LYRA (Dafne Keen), WILL (Amir Wilson), MRS COULTER (Ruth Wilson), MARY MALONE (Simone Kirby) & LORD ASRIEL (James McAvoy).

Ben Irving, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama, says: “Philip Pullman’s extraordinary trilogy of novels reaches new heights in The Amber Spyglass, and this incredible creative team have risen to the challenge every step of the way. Audiences on BBC One and BBC iPlayer will need to prepare for another thrilling visual and emotional journey with Lyra and Will.”

His Dark Materials return to production with an epic third season of the BAFTA-winning BBC and HBO co-production based on Philip Pullman’s final novel in the trilogy. The 8 part adaptation of the Amber Spyglass was produced by Bad Wolf for BBC1 and follows two successful seasons.

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