Axed: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Netflix has cancelled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance after just a single season.

The ambitious prequel series to the original 1982 Jim Henson film, even won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program last week.

Executive producer Lisa Henson from The Jim Henson Company said, “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.”

Netflix said in a statement, “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. 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.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Gee whiz Netflix. You increase my subscription without any notification and you go and cancel The Dark Crystal? I enjoyed the first season. So much for investing in original content. I’m also noticing more reality nonsense and cooking shows infiltrating the menu selection. Keep it up and I’ll just cancel.

  2. Glass Portcullis

    I’m of that generation that grew up on “The Dark Crystal”. I really enjoyed the season and it felt like they’d set it up for at least 3 years. I’m sorry to see it go, but enthused that they’ve left the door open — again — to return to it at a later time.

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