The Trailers for HIS DARK MATERIALS’ Final Season Bring War and Hope

It’s been two years since season two of HBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. We’ve had a long time to think about Lyra, Will, Iorek, and everyone else. We left the world on the brink of war. And now, it’s time to return to the suspense and family drama. HBO brought news about His Dark Materials season three to New York Comic Con, including the premiere date, some news about Lee Scoresby, and a preview of what’s ahead. First, watch the first trailers for His Dark Materials season.

So… things are a bit intense. When it comes to His Dark Materials, though, intense is the norm. The show has followed Lyra as she attempts to solve mystery after mystery and navigate the tumultuous relationship with her two parents. The Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel combo makes for all kinds of traumatic situations. And that’s not even accounting for the battle between the Authority and everyone else.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the set of His Dark Materials season three

But the trailer does have one bright spot: the return of Lee Scoresby. Lin-Manuel Miranda returns as the Texan aëronaut. The season two finale left his fate up in the air so at least we can breathe a sigh of relief on that front.

A second, longer trailer for His Dark Materials reminds us further of all our major players and both the perils they face and the hope and love they share.

The synopsis for season three of His Dark Materials says:

Based on “The Amber Spyglass,” the final novel in Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, in the final chapter of this epic fantasy series, Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, and Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. As her father’s great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price.

His Dark Materials‘ third season will premiere on December 5 with two episodes. The season has eight episodes total, so the series finale will air on December 26.

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Originally published on October 7, 2022.

Amy Ratcliffe is the Editor-in-Chief for Nerdist and the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, The Jedi Mind, and more. Follow her on  Twitter and Instagram.

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