Great news for fans of His Dark Materials. HBO just renewed the series for season three.

That means the show will officially adapt Philip Pullman’s entire book trilogy. (And since season three has been announced as the FINAL season as well, we know HBO isn’t trying to drag the story out and completely deviate from the books in some kind of cash grab. Which is nice.)

Each season of His Dark Materials adapts a novel from Pullman’s bestselling trilogy. Season 1 followed the events of The Golden Compass – the only one of the books to previously get a screen adaptation. The Season 2 finale, capping off the events of The Subtle Knife, airs next week.

Season 3 will follow the third and final book in the series, The Amber Spyglass. Fans can expect another 8 episode season to bring the series to its conclusion.

Lyra in His Dark Materials season 2

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, expressed the platform’s excitement to complete the adaptation of the series.

“Bringing Phillip Pullman’s epic, intricate and culturally resonant body of work to television has been a tremendous privilege,” said Orsi. “We thank our incredible partners at the BBC and the entire Bad Wolf team, led by the indefatigable Jane Tranter, for their exceptional work on the first two seasons.  We look forward to completing the trilogy with this final chapter in Lyra’s journey.”

Said Tranter of Bad Wolf’s involvement:

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. I am excited, thrilled and honored to be making the third part of Philip Pullman’s trilogy with their support and encouragement. Diolch.”

So, are you excited for season 3 of His Dark Materials? As a fan of the books, I’m definitely excited to see the full series adapted. Let us know in the comments what you think!

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Source: HBO