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His Dark Materials will return for Season 3

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His Dark Materials will officially return for a third season.

The series, which is based on Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy of novels, is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Season 2 launched in the UK with over 5.8 million viewers on BBC One and, to date, both season have been requested over 30 million times on BBC iPlayer, with numbers increasing throughout Season 2. Hot on the heels of the Season 2 finale, a third run has been confirmed, based on The Amber Spyglass, the third entry in Pullman’s trilogy. It will once again star Dafne Keene as Lyra, Amir Wilson as Will, Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter, Simone Kirby as Mary Malone, Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi and James McAvoy as Lord Asriel.

Lead screenwriter Jack Thorne will be joined as Executive Producer by Season 2 writer Francesca Gardner, with Amelia Spencer as a new addition to the scriptwriting team.

Ben Irving, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, Wales, said: “Fans of Phillip Pullman’s incredible books, and newcomers alike, have been enthralled by adventuring with Lyra and Will through multiple worlds. We are thrilled that they will be able to continue their journey in a third series of this beautifully realised drama. Our thanks to our partners at HBO and the dedicated creative team at Bad Wolf for making a landmark series that will continue to be watched and enjoyed on the BBC for years to come.”

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