Lin-Manuel Miranda returns for ‘His Dark Materials’ season 3

Lin-Manuel Miranda returns for ‘His Dark Materials’ season 3

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By Nick Romano October 06, 2022 at 06: 30 PM EDT

Lin-Manuel Miranda is back as Lee Scoresby for the third and final season of His Dark Materials. It’s not a shocker for those who have read Philip Pullman‘s The Amber Spyglass, which season 3 adapts. It may surprise viewers who have only seen the show.

On that note, SPOILER WARNING if you’re not caught up with His Dark Materials.

Miranda was the first character to appear in the series adaptation. However, the character died in a shootout against Magisterium forces at season 2.

The actor told EW at the time, “My first reaction [to Lee’s death] was back in 2005 when I read the books. When I accepted the gig, I kept that thought in my head. I’m going to have to die one of the most painful deaths in literature, at least in the literature I’ve read. So, I believe a part of me has been working on this gig since the beginning.

He said that he had not heard of a possible return for season 3 but that he is there to enjoy the company of the producers. “If Lee is needed in any corporeal or noncorporeal form, I’d be there. He said that his family would love to return to Wales.

His Dark Materials

Lin-Manuel Miranda appears as Lee Scoresby in ‘His Dark Materials. ‘

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Season 2 ended with a post-credits scene that saw the return of Lewin Lloyd’s Roger, Lyra’s (Dafne Keen) friend who was killed in season 1. This strongly hinted at a major location fans will come to see in season 3, lifted directly from the events of The Amber Spyglass: the Land of the Dead, an alternate dimension where the spirits of the deceased roam. This is where Lee will be seen again in the book and on the show.

HBO also showed a teaser trailer of the fantasy epic’s final scene in the room to the panel’s attendees. The footage has not yet been released online.

The trailer showed McAvoy’s Lord Asriel returning to gather an army to overthrow the Authority, which is essentially God. EW had exclusively revealed the first look at the angels this season, and there are plenty more where that came from in the sneak peek. I am gathering the best from all worlds to help me wage war,” Asriel stated in the trailer. He added, “They are only one arm of the beast,” later. “We will cut off the head, and then the rest will crumble. ”

We also saw the Land of the Dead, and the harpies who guard the residents of the realm. Keen’s Lyra stated that Roger spoke to her while she was asleep. There is death there. The surprise reveal of Miranda’s Lee at the end is when Lyra spots him amongst the dead. Lee responds, “Well, I’ll damned.”

Hopefully he’s not damned.

His Dark Materials season 3 hits HBO and HBO Max Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Watch our interview at New York Comic Con.

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