To no one’s surprise, His Dark Materials is coming back for one more season.
I say to no one’s surprise because the show, titled His Dark Materials, as the book series, is based on a trilogy by Phillip Pullman, which consists of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The first two seasons have already adapted book 1 and 2, respectively. So a third season was always expected, for the show to bring Pullman’s story full circle.
The second season of the show still has one episode to air, next Monday, Dec. 28, at 9/8c.
Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, said this in a statement:
“Bringing Phillip Pullman’s epic, intricate and culturally resonant body of work to television has been a tremendous privilege. We thank our incredible partners at the BBC and the entire Bad Wolf team, led by the indefatigable Jane Tranter, for their exceptional work on the first two seasons. We look forward to completing the trilogy with this final chapter in Lyra’s journey.”
Are you excited to see this story end the way Pullman always intended? What do you think is coming at the end of season 2 and beyond? Share with us in the comments below!
His Dark Materials airs Mondays on HBO.