Set many years before the events of Jim Henson’s THE DARK CRYSTAL, Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance prequel series followed three Gelflings as they uncovered the horrific truth behind the power of the evil Skeksis as an epic battle for the world of Thra began. Although the series was critically acclaimed and there had been talk of a second season, it would seem that we’ve seen the last of Thra for the time being.
According to io9, Netflix has cancelled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. In a statement, Jim Henson Company CEO and executive producer Lisa Henson shared the news and thanked the fans for their support.
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.
As Henson mentioned, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program over the weekend. “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 Netflix in their own statement. “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.” Are you sad to see The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance join the pantheon of cancelled Netflix shows?