The third season of the show His Dark Materials, consisting of eight episodes, concluded on December 27, 2022. And this is the final season.
At first glance, the reasons for the show’s end are quite simple the series is based on a trilogy, and the finale is based on the novel Amber Watch Tube, the third in the saga.
However, the writers had plans for the story to last more than three seasons. Executive producer Jane Tranter said in an interview back in 2020:.
I wanted to split it [season three] in two, but we’re doing one.
In fact, if Tranter’s original plan had been realized, the series could have been even longer than four seasons, as her original idea was to make a full nine seasons.
Although the main trilogy is now fully adapted, this does not necessarily mean that there will be no further spin-offs set in the same universe, as Pullman published a prequel/sequel titled The book of dust.
So, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll see a spin-off of the show in the future. If it’s approved, it won’t be premiered until 2024.