Published Sep 21, 2020Despite The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance just winning an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program, the series has been cancelled by Netflix.
Word of the cancellation comes via Gizmodo, which broke the news that the series will not be back for Season 2. The Jim Henson Company also confirmed the sad news was indeed true.
A statement from Lisa Henson reads as follows:
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 also had this to say:
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.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premiered in 2019 and was directed by Louis Leterrier. The series came as a prequel to the classic 1982 Jim Henson Dark Crystal film and was arguably pretty amazing.