Netflix has reportedly cancelled its fantasy puppet series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance after a single season. The show was a prequel series to the original 1982 Jim Henson film, which tells the story of a group of young Gelflings who discover that their overlords — the evil, hideous Skeksis — are duplicitous and they plan to consume their subjects’ life energy via the dark crystal in order to fuel their own. Interestingly, news of the cancellation comes days after the show won an Emmy for best children’s series.
Speaking about the cancellation, executive producer Lisa Henson says, “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 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 realise 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.”