His Dark Materials commissioned for a third series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2020
Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

The BBC and HBO have commissioned 'His Dark Materials' for a third series

'His Dark Materials' has been commissioned for a third series.

The fantasy drama series, based on Philip Pullman's trilogy of novels, has been a hit with TV viewers, and the BBC and HBO have therefore decided to commission 'The Amber Spyglass'.

Ben Irving, the BBC's drama commissioning editor for Wales, said: "It’s been a joy to see how 'His Dark Materials' has brought British TV audiences of all ages together on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

"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."

'The Amber Spyglass' will star the likes of Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy, and it'll be helmed by executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch for Bad Wolf.

Jane said: "'His Dark Materials' has been a truly global TV experience and a personal career highlight. The creative team at Bad Wolf in Cardiff made the impossible possible and brought Philip Pullman’s worlds into vivid life. To see that hard work and dedication applauded and embraced by fans around the world has made all the hard work worthwhile.

"None of this would have been possible without the wonderful commitment and conviction of the BBC and HBO. I am excited, thrilled and honoured to be making the third part of Philip Pullman’s trilogy with their support and encouragement."