Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Will Not See a Second Season
Despite its great reviews and win at the Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Program, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was canceled after one season at Netflix.
After its ten beautifully crafted episodes released in August 2019, we heard nothing of the show’s return. Monday, producer Lisa Henson gave a statement to io9, confirming there would not be a second season:
“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] 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.”
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson-directed original film. The series follows three Gelflings—Rian (Taron Egerton), Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel), and Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy)—and their attempt to stop the rise of the monstrous Skeksis. At the center of the dying world of Thra lies the Crystal of Truth, a source of untold power. Unfortunately, the evil Skeksis damaged and corrupted it, spreading a sickness across the land. When the three Gelfling reveal the unsettling truth behind Skeksis’ power, an epic battle for the planet begins.
The first and only season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is currently on Netflix. Be sure to check out several books and graphic novels that expand the world of Thra. However, none of them tell the still-unfinished story of Age of Resistance.