His dark stuff paid a moving tribute to his late co-star Helen McCrory.
The actress, who voiced Stelmaria in the BBC fantasy show, died in 2021 after a battle with cancer.
At the end of tonight’s (December 18) series opener, the producers paid tribute to the late actress at the end, writing:
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Fans of the show reacted to the heartfelt message on Twitter, with one user writing: “An absolutely fitting tribute. The first episode of the third season of #HisDarkMaterials was dedicated to the memory of Helen McCrory, who voiced Stelmaria, Asriel’s demon. Helen sadly passed away last year before it was ever broadcast.”
“Lovely tribute to Helen McCrory tonight. Go well in the next world Helen. #HisDarkMaterials” wrote one usermeanwhile another said“Hi Dark Materials” tribute to Helen McCrory at the end was just the perfect way to end a great episode full of inclusion.
The role of Stelmaria was recast before the show’s third and final series with Victoria Hamilton (The crown) voicing the character for the final eight episodes.
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Final series adapted by Philip Pullman Amber Spyglasssees Lyra (Daphne Keen) trying to escape the clutches of her mother, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson), while Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) wages war against the Authority.
Actor Aamir Wilson, who plays Will Perry on the show, recently spoke exclusively with Digital spy about the final episodes, teasing that they will be “emotional”.
“The last episode is heavy. It’s emotional,” he said. “I think there will be a lot of tears and stuff. There certainly was from me and Daphne when we were shooting it. I think it’s a beautiful, beautiful episode. A really, really beautiful episode. And I think people will like it.”
His dark stuff broadcast on BBC One in the UK and HBO: in the USA.