Netflix Cancels Emmy Winner The Dark Crystal - Report
Netflix has axed the show, despite its Emmy win over the weekend.
Despite premiering last year to critical acclaim, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has just been canceled by Netflix. According to a report by Gizmodo, Lisa Henson and Netflix have confirmed in separate statements that the show's first season will also be its only season.
"We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," Henson said. "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… 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."
"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," Netflix said in a statement. "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."
As Netflix states, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance won an Emmy over the weekend for Best Children's Program. However, Netflix being Netflix, its programming and cancelation decisions are, at best, opaque. And as Age of Resistance indicates, Netflix pulling the plug on a program does not at all signal the streaming service is uninterested in continuing to work and collaborate with the talent involved: Henson is involved with the upcoming Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio adaptation, and executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach is working as a writer on Netflix's Cowboy Bebop.
You can watch the sole season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance here. The series served as a prequel for Jim Henson's cult-hit 1982 film, The Dark Crystal.