NETFLIX just pulled the plug on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, just after its Emmy win for Outstanding Children’s Program. How rude! Is that the way Netflix celebrates excellence, by cutting an award winning series off at the knees? (See what I did there? It’s puppets)
And the answer is unfortunately, yes… Here’s the official obituary.
“We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” wrote Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company. “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,” continued Henson. “We are deeply proud of our work on Age of Resistance, and the acclaim it has received from fans, critics and our peers. [It] recently [received] an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program.”
LAST WORDS: So instead of a second season, fans will have to make do with the cliffhanger ending being the final word. YEP! It ended with a dang cliffhanger. Thanks Netflix! – Which is probably what the producers said in their Emmy acceptance speech, before they knew they got cancelled.