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The first trailer for His Dark Materials season 3 has been released – and it confirms Lee Scoresby’s return from Lin Manuel Miranda.
The HBO Max fantasy drama series, which was last seen on our screens in December 2020, has also received an official release date along with the teaser. will arrive one day Monday December 5 On HBO Max in the US, where Season 3 received its two-episode premiere on that date, as revealed at New York Comic-Con 2022. No official release date has been revealed for its UK or international release.
We’re excited to finally know when the final season of its Dark Materials airs, it’s the return of Lee Scoresby from Miranda which is sure to be the most shocking news for those who haven’t read the book series. Check out the trailer below:
The Final Rebellion Season 3 of #HisDarkMaterials premieres December 5th on hbomax. #HDMNYCC #HBO50 pic.twitter.com/CbZtZCrL7BOctober 7, 2022
In a press release, HBO revealed the official plot summary for Season 3. They must travel to a dark place from which no one has ever returned.” “As her father’s great war against power approaches, they will learn that saving the world comes at a terrible price.”
Fans of Philip Pullman’s popular fantasy novel series – and the TV adaptation – will also remember Scorsby’s death resisting the forces of the Masterium in Season 2, which was a live-action adaptation of Pullman’s The Subtle Knife. Of course, that’s not the last we see of Scoresby in the books. He appears in the Land of the Dead in The Amber Spyglass, which is visited by Lyra and Will in an attempt to find Roger.
However, Miranda’s return as Scorsby is sure to be an unexpected moment for those who have only watched his TV series Dark Materials. Would his revelations have been more impactful had HBO Max not spoiled him here? Maybe it is, but the operator needs to spark interest in the return of the series. As mentioned, it’s been two years since last season aired, so something like this was needed to get fans interested again.
Away from the news that Miranda’s Scoresby is back, the teaser for His Dark Materials 3 season looks fittingly alarming and bleak. We’ve given our first live look at the show’s portrayal of Angels, with Still photos revealed by HBO social media channels on September 27 (Opens in a new tab).
The final chapter of #HisDarkMaterials premieres December 5th on hbomax. #HDMNYCC #HBO50 pic.twitter.com/pImBDvT9ghOctober 7, 2022
Meanwhile, given what’s happening in The Amber Spyglass, we know we’ll see more of James McAvoy’s Lord Asriel. The trailer then puts it at the front and center of the season three plot, inviting Asriel the Witches, Lyra’s mother and former flame Marissa Coulter, and other allies to join him in his fight against power.
That doesn’t mean we won’t see Lyra, Ban, and Will in Season 3. The trio has an equally large role – if not a bigger one – in the final book and the season’s narrative, so expect them to have major roles in how the overall story plays out. Unfortunately, we haven’t given a glimpse of the titular Amber Spyglass, or any indication of the world that Dr. Mary Mallon travels to in the Season 2 finale. Fans of Pullman’s novels will know what’s going on there, but we’ll refrain from spoiling it here.
Like its predecessor, Season Three of His Dark Materials will consist of eight episodes. New installments will air on HBO Max every week in two batches of two episodes starting December 5, with the last two entries in the entire series appearing on December 26.
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