Netflix Has Announced The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Will Not Be Returning For A Second Series

Netflix Has Announced The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Will Not Be Returning For A Second Series

The news comes after the programme, which served as a prequel to Jim Henson’s 1983 movie, won the award for Outstanding Children’s Programme at the Emmys.

Netflix said 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.”

Meanwhile, executive producer Lisa Henson told The Hollywood Reporter: “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 realise 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 programme.”

The series debuted to much fanfare in August last year, and was mostly positively received by critics for combining Henson’s brand of eerie puppetry and modern effects.

The series told the story of the world of Thra, with an adventure seeing rebels battling for the planet they loved.

Age of Resistance featured an all-star cast, with Simon Pegg, Nathalie Emmanuel and Taron Egerton among those featured in the prequel.

It’s the most recent show to have been axed by the streaming giant, with The Society and I Am Not Okay With This also having been cancelled after one series – with Netflix citing the coronavirus pandemic as resulting in difficulty scheduling production.

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