The final season of HBO and BBC One’s Its dark materials has started production, according to the HBO press release. The series with Dafne Keen (Logan, The Refugees) and Amir Wilson (Letter to the King, The Secret Garden) is based on that of Philip Pullman (Northern Lights, La Belle Sauvage) trilogy of fantastic novels. The third season will be adapted from Pullman’s third book, The amber bezel.
“By the time we started the first season of His Dark Materials, we had mapped the three novels to know which direction we were headed,” executive producer Dan McCulloch (Effort, The comedian) said via the press release. “Every detail and character of this incredible work of fiction has been analyzed and discussed for four years now, and finally arriving in the many worlds of ‘The Amber Spyglass’ is thrilling,” McCulloch said via the press release.
The official longline reads: “Season three 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 themselves. », Via the press release. Keen and Wilson are joined by Ruth Wilson (Oslo, Luther), James mcavoy (X-Men: First Class, Split), Simone Kirby (Jimmy’s Hall, Rebellion), Will Keen (Victor Frankenstein, Love and other disasters), Ruta Gedminstas (The Tudors, The Strain) and Jade Anouka (Trauma, Cleaning Up).
In addition to the main cast, a host of new characters will appear in the eight-episode season. Press release lists Simon Harrison (No Man’s Land, Everest), Jamie Ward (Tyrant), Chipo Chung (In the Wild lands), Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe, Kobna Holbrook-Smith (Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Mary Poppins Returns), and Adèle Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide squad, lost) as joining the third season.
Newcomer Fitzgerald-Woolfe will play Ama while Chung, Holbrook-Smith and Harrison play a trio of rebellious angels. Ward was chosen to play Father Gomez. Akinnuoye-Agbaje completes the cast as Commander Ogunwe via the press release.
“It has been a joy to see the audience embrace this incredible journey of self-discovery, friendship and determination with Lyra over the past two seasons,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming said in the statement. Press. “Jane, Dan and all of the Bad Wolf team have done a tremendous job bringing Philip’s beloved world to life, and I can’t wait for fans to have a front row seat to everything in store in this gripping and poignant final chapter, ”said Orsi.
According to the HBO presser, Its dark materials is produced by Bad Wolf with McCulloch, Jane Tranter (victim, Bramwell), Joël Collins (Outside the wire, black mirror) and Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Torchwood). Pullman is also a producer on New Line Cinema with Carolyn Blackwood (The Hobbit, The Women), Deborah Forte (The very big Clifford movie, Goosebumps), Toby Emmerich (Frequency, Wonder Woman 3), Jack Thorne (Rabbit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Tom Hooper (The king’s speech, the cats). Ben Irving (The Duchess, Paddington) is attached via BBC.
The first two seasons of Its dark materials are available on HBO Max.