Netflix’s prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance had just won an Emmy for Outstanding Chidlren’s Program, and though it may have seemed like a win for the streaming service, it looks like this will be the last time we see the world of Thra.
As reported by io9, Netflix has chosen to cancel The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance after one season. No official reason has been released by Netflix, but a THR report from earlier this month has a source that claimed that the higher-ups thought the show was an ‘expensive disappointment.’
CEO of the Jim Henson Company Lisa Henson had this to say about the cancellation:
“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 realize 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.”
While this may come as a massive disappointment for some fans, it’s possible that another network could pick up Age of Resistance for a second season. With Disney already owning the Muppets, it’s possible that they would want to give this series a look, but then again, there will probably be some legal hurdles that they have to undergo to stream the series.
I mean, if Tuca and Bertie can find renewal with HBO Max, then maybe it would be possible for Dark Crystal.
For now, you can check out the first season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix.