After season 3 ends, might there be a fourth season of His Dark Materials or any prospective spinoffs? Although there has been no evidence, it is conceivable.
His Dark Materials is based on a rich body of literature by Philip Pullman, including the major trilogy that gives the television series its name.
The main plot thus far has been the coming-of-age adventure of Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) and Will Parry (Amir Wilson), which was wrapped up in His Dark Materials season 3, episode 8.
The third season of His Dark Materials was the most popular one yet. It featured several huge twists and drew together characters and plot lines from season 1: separation from Pantalaimon to travel to the afterlife; Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) and Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) giving their lives to thwart Metatron and preserve their daughter; Will acquiring his daemon.
It’s a lot, but Lyra’s life is only getting started, so there’s room for more stories about her in the future, whether for season 4 of His Dark Materials or something else.
Season 3 of His Dark Materials marks the series’ conclusion.
His Dark Materials’ third season is its last, and for a good reason. The third and final novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, which wraps up Lyra and Will’s adventure together and puts an end to Lord Asriel’s fight against the Authority, is adapted for television in Season 3.
The story that the program has been portraying is effectively done with Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel dead and Lyra and Will trapped in their respective universes.
Although His Dark Materials Season 4 won’t air, Lyra’s story can continue.
While the fourth season of His Dark Materials is unlikely, there is still an opportunity for more of Lyra’s journey. There might be a direct sequel (or sequels) set in the same world, even though it most likely wouldn’t be the same program.
Lyra’s Oxford, which takes place two years after His Dark Materials and pits Lyra against an angry witch whose son perished during the events of The Amber Spyglass’ conflict, is the second of Philip Pullman’s two books concerning Lyra and Pan’s existence.
The second book in the projected Book of Dust trilogy, The Secret Commonwealth, follows Lyra at St. Sophia’s College Oxford, 10 years after the events in His Dark Materials. Although there is no official indication of whether they will occur, the season three conclusion of His Dark Materials does hint at “another story,” which at least leaves the door open.
Radio Times quotes producer Jane Tranter as saying she is ” very keen to perform The Book of Dust.” Considering scheduling and production, that wouldn’t be till after Pullman has finished the third novel, which is anticipated to be released in late 2023, so it probably wouldn’t happen until 2025 at the earliest.
Lyra Belacqua Could Make A Comeback As Dafne Keen
If Lyra’s journey were to go on, it also begs the issue of whether Dafne Keen, the star of His Dark Materials, would make a comeback. While most of the characters probably won’t be able to return in that tale, Keen definitely could.
She would be the perfect age to portray Lyra in her early 20s if it didn’t happen for a few years. Fortunately, Keen is enthusiastic about the concept, telling Radio Times she wishes to continue playing Lyra forever.
Will His Dark Materials Have Any More Spinoffs?
The Book of Dust adaptation could lead to a more substantial His Dark Materials offshoot. Lyra is a significant adult character in the second novel, yet in the first book, La Belle Sauvage, she is just a baby. Lyra, the infant, is abandoned at Jordan College during a flood in the opening scene of His Dark Materials season 2’s adaptation of La Belle Sauvage.
From that moment on, the novel chronicles the tale of a young boy named Malcolm Polstead who tries to shield her from evil powers at work. A third volume is planned that might give The Book of Dust program a defined direction, making it possible for it to be another three-season series.
An adaptation of Pullman’s novella Once Upon a Time in the North, which acts as a prelude to the main series’ events, is another option for a His Dark Materials offshoot.
It focuses on the initial encounter between well-known supporting characters Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison from His Dark Materials, explaining how they became friends and collaborated.
If BBC and HBO were to delve deeper into this realm, there isn’t enough material for a full season, but it would make for an entertaining His Dark Materials special.