It’s been over a year since The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series launched to critical acclaim on Netflix, but there’s been no word of a second season. Now, word has arrived that will not make fans of the show very happy.
In a statement released to io9, executive producer Lisa Henson confirmed that there will not be a second season. “We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” she 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.”
Henson added: “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 also released 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.”
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. It was released on Netflix on August 30, 2019.
The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.
Leading The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance voice cast were Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea and Deet, the three Gelfling heroes.
The other Gelfling characters were voiced by: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander); Helena Bonham Carter; Harris Dickinson; Natalie Dormer; Eddie Izzard; Theo James; Toby Jones; Shazad Latif; Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Mark Strong; and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider).
The Skeksis & Mystics were voiced by: Harvey Fierstein; Mark Hamill (Star Wars); Ralph Ineson; Jason Isaacs; Keegan-Michael Key; Ólafur Darri Ólafsson; Simon Pegg; and Andy Samberg.
Aughra was be voiced by Donna Kimball, Lena Headey voiced Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong was The General, Awkwafina portrayed The Collector, Hannah John-Kamen was Naia, Dave Goelz voiced Baffi, and Sigourney Weaver played The Myth-Speaker.
Additional characters were also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
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