‘His Dark Materials’ is all set to materialize into a trilogy with the team working on a potential season 3 script after season 2’s success.
‘His Dark Materials’ is known to be one of the best multi-world reality fantasy drama of the decade. The show has churned a tremendous fan following. Given the fact that BBC One and HBO are behind the show in the respective markets, it undoubtedly has a firm foot moving ahead. After the shattering success of season 1 and a similar response to season 2, ‘His Dark Materials’ is looking forward to a season 3. The team of ‘His Dark Materials’ has already been reported to be working on the next season.
- ‘His Dark Materials’ to get a season 3?
- Why ‘His Dark Materials’ has to have at least 3 seasons
- What might happen in season 3? Jake Thorne reveals!
- Season 3 potential cast and characters
‘His Dark Materials’ to get a season 3?
‘His Dark Materials’ debuted in November 2019 on BBC One and HBO. To benefit from the hype, the networks renewed ‘His Dark Materials’ for a second season even before the release of season 1.
The filming of season 2 was mostly completed well before the pandemic disrupted the entire industry. Thus, season 2 could eventually be premiered in November 2020.
Season 2 of the show received a positive response from the audience much as season 1 did. With an 80% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2 opened the gates for the show’s future.
Even though the fans are extremely excited and confident, ‘His Dark Materials’ hasn’t been officially renewed for season 3. However, there are strong indications that the show will at least have three seasons.
Why ‘His Dark Materials’ has to have at least 3 seasons
‘His Dark Materials’ is based on the popular book series of the same name by Philip Pullman. The three books released in quick succession between 1995 and 2000 have made the book series a popular trilogy. And that has contributed significantly to the popularity of the show.
Season 1 and season 2 of ‘His Dark Materials’ derives the crucial elements from Book 1 and Book 2, respectively titled “Northern Lights” and “The Subtle Knife“.
Even though the show has faced obvious criticism for being different from the books, as is the case of any such show based on books, fans have appreciated the show for being a better adaptation than most of the shows.
One of the key reasons why ‘His Dark Materials’ might get a season 3 is because there is another book “The Amber Spyglass” in the trilogy, that’s left to explore.
Although there’s no official confirmation whether the creators are willing to form a trilogy out of the show, “Deadline” reported earlier this November that the team of the show, including the writer Jake Thorne, are working on a potential season 3 script.
What might happen in season 3? Jake Thorne reveals!
Jake Thorne, the writer of season 1 and season 2 of ‘His Dark Materials’, revealed the potential ideas being worked on for a season 3 script.
While in discussion with “Express.co.uk”, Jake Thorne revealed,
“It’s hard to talk about because there’s a thing that happens in series three, as we’ve got it in our heads, that sees Father MacPhail (Will Keen) do something quite extraordinary and quite desperate and that question always intrigued us. It was something that we always wanted to itch at”.
“So we brought it forward into series one and established him as a very solid member of the Magisterium. Someone who can be relied on in the Magisterium. In series two, we see him transform into a leader. We see him making decisions that pollute him as a person. And we are all building towards that moment in series three where he steps over the edge into something quite dark.”
Season 3 potential cast and characters
While it’s too early to predict the storyline and conflicts in season 3 of ‘His Dark Materials’, there are some cast and characters who’ll definitely be a part of it.
As reported by “Express.co.uk”, Throne has already revealed one potential key character for ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 3 i.e. Father MacPhail (Will Keen).
Other cast members we’ll definitely see in ‘His Dark Materials’ next season are Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, Andrew Scott as John Parry, and others.
While there are many other potential new characters in ‘His Dark Materials’ Book 3 “The Amber Spyglass“, we’ll need to wait for an official update to know about any cast additions.
Do you think ‘His Dark Materials’ should get a season 3? If yes, then what storyline, according to you, will the show follow in further seasons? Let us know in the comments below.