The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to remember that simply because Netflix has chosen not to continue with the series doesn’t mean that it will never again see the light of day. In the era of streaming options, it’s entirely possible that new life could be given to the series. Only time will tell just what will happen for certain, but it’s hard to imagine a series with this much potential not being given a second chance somewhere else.
Unfortunately, news has now arrived courtesy of io9 that a second season of Age of Resistance isn’t in the cards. Netflix has canceled the series and the Jim Henson Company has stated that they are looking for other ways in which to continue to tell the story of the inhabitants of Thra. Oddly enough, the series was the recipient of an Emmy award for Outstanding Children’s Program, yet this does not seem to be enough incentive for Netflix to keep things moving on Age of Resistance for another season. In an official statement on the cancelation, 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.”