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

September 22, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

An Emmy wasn’t enough to get The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance a second season, as Netflix has canceled the show. io9 has confirmed that the Dark Crystal revival will be ending on the service after just one season. The news came just a day after the show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Jim Henson Company CEO and executive producer Lisa Henson said in a statement that they will be looking for a way to conclude the show’s storyline, saying:

“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. 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.”

Netflix added in a statement, “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. 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.”

Age of Resistance takes place before the events in the 1982 film and tells a new story set many years before the movie, described as follows:

“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.”