Despite last year’s premiere to critical acclaim, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Canceled now Netflix. According to a report by Gizmodo, Lisa Henson and Netflix confirmed in separate ads that the first season of the show is also its only season.
“We can confirm that there will be no extra season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” Henson said. “We know fans will be interested to know how this chapter of The Dark Crystal Saga ends and will explore ways to tell that story in the future … We are very grateful to Netflix for trusting us to grasp this ambitious series; we are deeply proud of our work on Age of Resistance and Praise from fans, critics and our peers has recently earned Emmy the Best Children’s Program. “
“We are grateful to the master artists at The Jim Henson Company for bringing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance of Life to fans around the world,” Netflix said in a statement. “Thanks to Executive Producers Lisa Henson and Holly Stanford and Louis Letterrier for directing all episodes, as well as the writers, cast and crew for their outstanding work and they were recognized with Emmy this weekend.”
According to Netflix, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance won an Emmy over the weekend for Best Children’s Program. However, Netflix being Netflix, its programming and cancellation decisions are at best opaque. And as Age of Resistance suggests, Netflix pulls the plug on a program that is not at all a sign that the streaming service is interested in continuing to work and collaborating with the talent involved: Henson Adaptation of the upcoming Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio, And executive producer Javier Grillo-Markswatch is the author of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebo.
You can watch the unique season The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance here. The series served as a prequel to Jim Henson’s cult-hit 1982 film The Dark Crystal.