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HBO and BBC Renew ‘His Dark Materials’ for Season 3

Eight New Episodes Ordered

HBO and BBC One have announced a third season for the fantasy drama series “His Dark Materials,” with production on eight new episodes slated to begin in Cardiff, Wales in 2021. Based on the novel of the same name by Phillip Pullman, the series follows the life of a young girl named Lyra who is an orphan living with the scholars at Jordan College, Oxford. Lyra discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter. In her search for a missing friend, Lyra also uncovers a series of kidnappings and its link to a mysterious substance called Dust, which leads her on a journey of epic proportions and ultimately to other worlds. A witches’ prophecy links Lyra’s destiny to Will, a teenager from our world, who is himself being pursued by mysterious figures connected to his father.

“His Dark Materials” is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving for the BBC.

The current season of “His Dark Materials” concludes on Monday, December 28 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.