Netflix has nixed its spectacular fantasy series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which was a prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 film…
News has reached us that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been cancelled at Netflix. The streaming service has opted not to pursue a second season of the acclaimed series, which was expensive to make and took years to produce due to the logistics of puppetry.
“We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” said the show’s executive producer Lisa Henson. “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 program.”
“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,” Netflix said in a 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.”
The show had an incredible voice cast that featured Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helena Bonham-Carter, Eddie Izzard, Natalie Dormer, Toby Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Mark Hamill, Andy Samberg, Simon Pegg and more.
The story was based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film. Age of Resistance told a new epic tale, set many years before the events of the movie, and was realised using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.
The first season arrived on Netflix on 30 August, 2019, and consisted of ten episodes.