The fantasy series based on the works of Philip Pullman has secured its final season from the BBC and HBO.
The series has mostly lived up to expectations, and so 'His Dark Materials' has guaranteed one more return for Lyra (Dafne Keen), Will (Amir Wilson), and Pan (voiced by Kit Connor) to the epic realm of Pullman's classic novels. The final entry in the series will be based on 'The Amber Spyglass' novel.
Due to the nature of 2020 - with many TV series being cancelled - the likelihood of the fantasy series securing one more season wasn't always clear. However, the official Twitter account for the series confirmed the news yesterday.
— His Dark Materials (@daemonsanddust) December 22, 2020
The second season, which drew to a spellbinding conclusion at the weekend, saw the inclusion of Andrew Scott as shaman John Parry and his demon companion, voiced by his 'Fleabag' co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Earlier this year, a season three renewal was hoping to be on the cards from executive producer Joel Collins, who promised a mind-blowing conclusion to the series. Based on Pullman's final book of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, 'The Amber Spyglass' - this is when the books begin to feature some crazy inter-dimensional crossovers.
Collins told the Radio Times this year: "The world of season three is exceedingly weird and complicated. The complexity is stepped up in terms of the story, the visuals and the narrative."
He continued: "There’s very few of us in a very secret group doing early work, which is exciting and complex. We’re trying to solve the puzzle away from all the eyes and the noise. And it’s that kind of really precious time you get before hundreds of people start asking questions.
"It’s all complicated, but I utterly have an idea of the Mulefa and what their world is, Asriel’s Republic is an amazing place.
"We obviously go to the land of the dead, and what an exciting thing to think about and journey through. It’s literally a huge, complicated and brilliantly fun puzzle."
Collins did confirm that the third series is currently "in the early stages of development".
Expect the epic culmination of 'His Dark Materials' to arrive in 2022.