Netflix Cancels "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" After One Season


Unfortunately, there will not be a second season of Netflix "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," as we've learned today that the streaming service has cancelled the prequel series after just one season.


The cancellation announcement comes just after the series' Emmy win over the weekend for Outstanding Children's Program.


The news comes to us via Variety, who shared statements from both Lisa Henson and Netflix.


"We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.’ 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," said executive producer Lisa Henson. "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."


"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," added a Netflix spokesperson. "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."


The "one and done" treatment has become quite common for Netflix series lately, and it's a shame to see it happen once again to such a phenomenal production. In addition to its classic puppetry and cutting edge visual effects, "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" featured a stellar voice cast and an enchantingly dark story. The single season, which is currently streaming on Netflix, is an absolute treat for fans of the Jim Henson's 1982 classic.


In "Age of Resistance," 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.


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