Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance cancelled by Netflix

The fantasy puppet series is no more. 

Acclaimed fantasy series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been cancelled after one season, Netflix has announced. 

The CEO of the Jim Henson company and executive producer of the series Lisa Henson issued a statement to io9 explaining the news. 

“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,” she wrote.

“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.”

No reason was given for this cancellation but a source close to Netflix has described the series as an “expensive disappointment” to the Hollywood Reporter suggesting that its viewership numbers may have been quite low.

Several key members of its creative team have also been busy with other projects.

Director Louis Letterier is in talks to helm the sequel to Netflix original Bright while Lisa Henson is working as producer on Guillermo Del Torro’s upcoming stop motion Pinocchio.

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is the prequel series to Jim Henson’s cult 80s film which follows young three Geflings Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anna Taylor-Joy) and Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel) as they fight to save their home planet of Thra from the evil Skeksis.

You can stream its first and only season on Netflix now. 

Source: io9

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