His Dark Materials series 3

His Dark Materials series 3 begins on Monday, December 5 at 8 PM GMT (9 PM ET) on HBO. You can also watch His Dark Materials for free on BBC iPlayer from December 18. You’ll need a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to watch while traveling abroad as both HBO Max and BBC iPlayer are region locked.

If you try to watch His Dark Materials in Canada, Australia, or anywhere else abroad, you’ll see the following message: “BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.” The same geo-locking message will appear on HBO Max if you’re outside of the states.

We’re only recommending official sources for watching the new His Dark Materials series 3 online. The reason for this is that unauthorized streams are typically low resolution with poor overall performance and usually not legal. You may well find that an unlicensed source is regularly interrupted by buffering and lag. Additionally, unofficial streams run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. Fortunately, you can watch His Dark Materials series 3 online for free on BBC iPlayer.

His Dark Materials series 3 will only be available on region-locked platforms. This means that while traveling abroad, you’ll need a VPN in order to continue watching via your regular streaming services.

How to watch His Dark Materials series 3 online free

The good news is that it’s quick and easy to set up a VPN and unblock BBC iPlayer abroad. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to watch His Dark Materials series 3 from anywhere.

Here’s how to watch His Dark Materials series 3 online free from anywhere:

  1. Sign up with a VPN that works with either HBO or BBC iPlayer. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are great alternatives.
  2. Download and install a VPN app or browser extension. Make sure it’s the correct version for your device (the device from which you want to watch His Dark Materials series 3).
  3. Open the VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the UK. This will get you the British IP address needed to unblock BBC iPlayer from abroad. To access HBO Max, use a US server instead.
  4. Go to BBC iPlayer and sign up for a free account by providing an email address and creating a password. You’ll also be asked for the following information: your date of birth, country, and a UK postcode (any UK postal code will do).
  5. Test your VPN by selecting a live stream of one of the BBC channels (His Dark Materials will be broadcast on BBC One). The content should now be unblocked!

Having trouble watching BBC iPlayer or HBO Max abroad? Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies to ensure your previous IP address has been forgotten. It may also be worth connecting to a different server, check with your provider to find out which server has been optimized for streaming.


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How to watch His Dark Materials series 3 free on UK TV

How to watch His Dark Materials series 3 in the UK

You can watch His Dark Materials series 3 online free on BBC iPlayer. This requires you to have a BBC iPlayer account but creating one is free and only takes a minute. There’s no need to worry if you miss an episode either, as BBC iPlayer makes its content available on-demand for several weeks after airing.

BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK, so if you’re traveling abroad you won’t be able to watch it. This means you’ll need a VPN in order to live stream His Dark Materials series 3 abroad (outside the UK). By connecting to a server in the UK, you can get a UK IP address to unblock BBC iPlayer from anywhere.

NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can try it out with BBC iPlayer and receive a full refund if it doesn’t meet your expectations.

Where else can I watch His Dark Materials series 3 online?

The BBC isn’t the only place where you can watch His Dark Materials series 3. In fact, this is a joint production with HBO. His Dark Materials series 3 will premiere on HBO Max on Monday, December 5th. That means the US will see this season before the UK. HBO is also available in dozens of countries worldwide. This includes Canada, China, and Spain – so check local listings for a premiere date.

While BBC iPlayer is free to watch, HBO is a subscription service. There are a number of ways in which you can watch HBO. You may find that you can add it to your existing TV package (prices vary). This would allow you to watch via the HBO Go app. However, there’s also the option to go cable-free with HBO Max. An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 USD per month.

If you’re outside of the USA you can still access your HBO account and content with a VPN and watch His Dark Materials. NordVPN is your best bet (not all VPNs work with HBO).

Watching His Dark Materials abroad FAQ

Can I use a free VPN to watch His Dark Materials online?

Unfortunately, many free VPNs are unable to unblock BBC iPlayer or HBO. What’s worse, those that can unblock such streaming services tend to be far too slow. Free VPNs are notorious for their slow speeds and performance issues including lag and buffering. Needless to say, this may hinder your enjoyment of His Dark Materials.

Another reason why we advise caution with free VPNs is their lack of security. A quality VPN should encrypt your data and include a no-logs policy to protect your privacy. However, some free VPNs fail to offer such features. In fact, some actually log the browsing data of users and sell it to third parties. For these reasons, we feel that free VPNs just aren’t worth the risk.

What can we expect from His Dark Materials?

His Dark Materials is a British fantasy-adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. Set in an alternative world in which humans have animal companions known as dæmons, His Dark Material follows Lyra, a young orphan girl living with scholars at Jordan College, Oxford, who discovers a dangerous secret and goes in search of her missing friend.

The first series consisted of eight episodes and followed the events of Northern Lights, the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy. His Dark Materials series 3 will be made up of a further eight episodes to follow the events of the first two books. That means you can expect to see the events from The Amber Spyglass in these final episodes. Fans of the show will be sad to hear that this will be the final installment in the series.

Executive producer Jane Tranter originally wanted the final book to be split into two seasons. However, she later admitted that the adaptation works perfectly as an eight-part season, so we must be in for a thriller!

So what will happen? If you haven’t already read the famous Philip Pullman novels, then we won’t spoil it too much. However, the last season will see Lord Asriel continue his battle against religious tyranny with creatures from many different realms joining together to fight at his side.

Who is in the cast of His Dark Materials?

His Dark Materials has attracted an impressive cast. James McAvoy stars as Lord Asriel while Ruth Wilson portrays Mrs. Coulter. Dafne Keen plays the young protagonist, Lyra. Further cast members include The Wire’s Clarke Peters (The Master) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator and star of the musical Hamilton) as Lee Scoresby.

Is His Dark Materials on Amazon Prime or Netflix?

His Dark Materials is available on Amazon Prime UK  but it’s not free; instead, you’ll have to pay £16.99 per season. It’s also on Amazon Prime US, as part of the HBO Max addon. This costs $14.99 USD per month on top of the cost of your Prime subscription.