PUBLISHED: 07:13, Tue, Sep 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:55, Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Fans of Netflix’s animated fantasy saga The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance have been left devastated after the streaming platform confirmed it had axed the show after one season. The news of the cancellation comes hot off the heels of the show’s win at the Emmys for Best Children’s Program. Express.co.uk looks at why the series has now been cancelled.
Netflix follow-up to Jim Henson’s Eighties cult classic film The Dark Crystal has sadly been axed.
In a statement, the show’s executive producer Lisa Henson confirmed the show wouldn’t be going forward.
She said: “We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”
Henson went on to say: “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.
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The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance is a prequel to the 1982 film (Image: Netflix)
“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.”
While Netflix told Deadline: “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.
The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance won an Emmy (Image: Netflix)