After the successful season 2 finale, the makers of His Dark Materials are gearing up for the new season. In an interview executive producer Joel Collins opened up about season 3 of His Dark Materials. He informed fans that they are in the first phases of development and will quickly go into the latter stages of development to make the show. The show’s season three release date is not confirmed yet as the show hasn’t been officially greenlit.
Makers To Start Filming For His Dark Materials Next Summer
According to the reports of Jack Thorne indicated the filming could start in summer 2021 and he is currently rewriting the script. He said they are pushing ahead with the scripts because they need to be ready to start filming by next summer. Executive Producer Jane Tranter also informed that the crew is now working on six out of eight scripts and they have great outlines for eight and seven. Jane revealed that The Amber Spyglass is her favorite of the three books.
It is implied that Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson will come back in the lead roles- Lyra and Will, Together with actors- Ruth Wilson’s Mrs. Coulter, Simone Kirby’s Mary Malone, Ruta Gedmintas’ Serafina Pekkala and Will Keen’s Father MacPhail. Ruth Wilson spoke about her villainous character in the series saying that she goes on a great journey and the actor also revealed her enthusiasm to get back into her role.
James McAvoy may also return as Lord Asriel after barring a surprise cameo at the season 2 last episode. His personality may be playing a larger part in the book another season relies on. Past seasons also gave hints regarding the recurrence for season one star Lewin Lloyd, who performs Lyra’s friend Roger, despite the character having expired.
Considering that the filming is yet to go on floors, no further details of fresh castings or personalities are announced, however, The Amber Spyglass does introduce new characters in key roles.
Opening around the filming location, Tranter explained that they are already figuring out how to operate around the pandemic when filming yields. She said they’re blessed to have Wolf Studios to film season 3. Thus, they’ll have the ability to do a mixture of filming at a studio and use visual effects. Tranter said she believes it is going to be easier to shoot next spring or summer than now.