A fantasy drama television show called His Dark Materials is based on the Philip Pullman trilogy of books of the same name. For BBC One and HBO, with HBO handling international distribution, it is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions.  The program centers on the Dafne Keen-played orphan Lyra as she searches for a missing friend and unearths a kidnapping scheme involving an imperceptible cosmic substance called Dust.
The eight-episode first season debuted on BBC One in the United Kingdom on November 3 and on HBO in the United States and other markets on November 4, respectively. The second season’s seven episodes debuted on November 8, 2020, in the UK, and November 16, 2020, in the US. The third and final eight-episode season debuted first on HBO on December 5, 2022, and on December 18 in the UK. Reviews for all three series were generally favorable.
His Dark Materials: Season 1 Total Episode List, First Aired, Run Time
|S01E01||Lyra’s Jordan||November 3, 2019BBC One||56|
|S01E02||The Idea of North||November 10, 2019BBC One||58|
|S01E03||The Spies||November 17, 2019BBC One||57|
|S01E04||Armour||November 24, 2019BBC One||58|
|S01E05||The Lost Boy||December 1, 2019BBC One||58|
|S01E06||The Dæmon-Cages||December 8, 2019BBC One||55|
|S01E07||The Fight to the Death||December 15, 2019BBC One||57|
|S01E08||Betrayal (season finale)||December 22, 2019BBC One||58|
His Dark Materials: Season 2 Total Episode List, First Aired, Run Time
|S02E01||The City of Magpies||November 8, 2020BBC One||49|
|S02E02||The Cave||November 15, 2020BBC One||52|
|S02E03||Theft||November 22, 2020BBC One||51|
|S02E04||Tower of the Angels||November 29, 2020BBC One||57|
|S02E05||The Scholar||December 6, 2020BBC One||57|
|S02E06||Malice||December 13, 2020BBC One||57|
|S02E07||Æsahættr (season finale)||December 20, 2020BBC One||57|
His Dark Materials: Season 3 Total Episode List, First Aired, Run Time
|S03E01||The Enchanted Sleeper||December 18, 2022BBC One||57|
|S03E02||The Break||December 25, 2022BBC One||60|
|S03E03||The Intention Craft||January 1, 2023BBC One|
|S03E04||Lyra and Her Death||January 8, 2023BBC One|
|S03E05||No Way Out||January 15, 2023BBC One|
|S03E06||The Abyss||January 22, 2023BBC One|
|S03E07||The Clouded Mountain||January 29, 2023BBC One|
|S03E08||The Botanic Garden (series finale)||February 5, 2023BBC One|
His Dark Materials: Cast
- Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua
- Amir Wilson as Will Parry
- Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter
- Will Keen as Cardinal Hugh MacPhail
- James McAvoy as Lord Asriel Belacqua
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby
- Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala
- Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi
- Simone Kirby as Dr Mary Malone
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Commander Ogunwe
- Jamie Ward as Father Gomez
- Lewin Lloyd as Roger
- Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Balthamos
- Simon Harrison as Baruch
- Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe as Ama
- Chipo Chung as Xaphania
- Sian Clifford as Agent Salmakia
- Jonathan Aris as Commander Roke
- Kit Connor as the voice of Pantalaimon
- David Suchet as the voice of Kaisa
- Joe Tandberg as Iorek Byrnison (voice and motion capture)
- Sope Dirisu as the voice of Sergi
- Lindsay Duncan as the voice of Octavia
- Andrew Scott as Jopari
Will His Dark Materials have a fourth season?
The third and final eight-episode season debuted first on HBO on December 5, 2022, and on December 18 in the UK. Reviews for all three series were generally favorable.
Is it worthwhile to watch His Dark Materials?
Although I enjoy both series, “His Dark Materials” is more concise, better written, and has richer content. I was disappointed with the movie adaptation, so I’m thrilled to see this new one, which can take its time and mimic the book more closely. I’m hoping it’s successful. Nothing about this series is predictable.
Is His Dark Materials’ third season its final season?
The third and final season of His Dark Materials has premiered on BBC One, nearly two years after the conclusion of the second installment.