The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series is a one-and-done at Netflix as the streaming service has decided not to renew the show for a Season 2.
The reasons cited for the show’s cancelation include that it was expensive to make, it took a long time to film, and obviously it didn’t get enough views.
The news also follows Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance getting an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program.
“We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” said Jim Henson Company CEO and executive producer Lisa Henson in a statement. “We know fans are eager to learn how this chapter of The Dark Crystal saga concludes and we’ll look for ways to tell that story in the future. Our company has a legacy of creating rich and complex worlds that require technical innovation, artistic excellence, and masterful storytelling. Our history also includes productions that are enduring, often finding and growing their audience over time and proving again and again that fantasy and science fiction genres reflect eternal messages and truths that are always relevant. We are so grateful to Netflix for trusting us to realize this ambitious series; we are deeply proud of our work on Age of Resistance, and the acclaim it has received from fans, critics and our peers, most recently receiving an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program.”
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a one-and-done at Netflix
The first season ended on a cliffhanger, so those fans that did watch the show aren’t too happy, especially since the Jim Henson Company pitched Netflix the entire story and knew how they wanted it to end, but it’s not happening on Netflix.
“We are grateful to the master artists at the Jim Henson Company for bringing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to life for fans around the world,” said reps at Netflix. “We’re thankful to the executive producers Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, and Louis Leterrier, who also directed all episodes, as well as the writers, cast and crew for their outstanding work and thrilled they were recognized with the Emmy this weekend.”
Insiders have filled in THR the series was an “expensive disappointment.”
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.