‘His Dark Materials’ all set for final season

One of my personal favourites that is among Rotten Tomatoes’ Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2022, His Dark Materials’ third and final season is around the corner. The HBO and BBC One fantasy epic is based on The Amber Spyglass, the final novel in Philip Pullman’s Carnegie-winning book trilogy, which was listed among Time Magazine’s 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time.

Season 3 follows Lyra (MTV Movie Award winner Dafne Keen from Logan), the prophesied child, and Will (Emmy nominee Amir Wilson from The Letter for the King), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, as they journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. As her father’s great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price. 

Season 2 of the multi-BAFTA- and Annie Award-winning series earned an 85% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Independent calling it, “a beautiful, brooding vision of Pullman’s universe, which retains the mix of childish wonder and darkness that make his books so beguiling to young adults,” in a five-star review.

Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamiltontick, tick… BOOM!) returns as Lee Scoresby, with Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. BanksLuther) as Mrs Coulter, and BAFTA nominee James McAvoy (X-Men’s Charles Xavier) as Lord Asriel. 

British-Nigerian Black Reel nominee Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark WorldLost) joins the cast this season, along with the likes of Emmy nominee Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and Ghanaian-British actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Mary Poppins Returns).

Catch the exciting season (on Showmax) on Tuesdays from 6 December 2022.