9:49 pm EDT, September 22, 2020

Netflix cancels ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ after one season

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance won’t be returning for a second season at Netlfix.

According to Variety, Netflix has officially cancelled Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance after just one season.

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In a statement sent out on Tuesday (September 22), executive producer Lisa Henson confirmed that Netflix had opted not to continue one with the Emmy Award winning series. In the statement, Henson offered fans of the prequel series a glimmer of hope with regards to whether or not there might ever be an opportunity for them to see what would have happened next had the show lived on.

“We know fans are eager to learn how this chapter of The Dark Crystal saga concludes and we’ll loo for ways to tell that story in the future,” said Henson. “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 audiences over time and proving again and again that fantasy and science fiction genres reflect eternal messages and truths that are always relevant.”

The series, which debuted on Netflix in August 2019, serves as a bit of a prequel series to the 1982 feature film.

Age of Resistance found fans returning to the world of Thram now in mortal peril as the Crystal of Trut — a source of untold power — is damaged and corrupted by the evil Skeksis, causing a sickness to spread across the land.

When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

In addition, Netflix released their own statement following the cancellation of Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in which they praised creators, in addition to congratulating them on their recent win at the Emmy Awards for best children’s series.

“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. “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.”

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