Netflix cancels Emmy-winning The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
day following the acclaimed series brought home the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program
The, Netflix has chosen never to renew the prequel series to Jim Henson’s cult classic film The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, in accordance with .
“We can concur that there will never be yet another season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. We realize fans are wanting to understand how this chapter of The Dark Crystal saga concludes and we’ll search for methods to tell that story in the future,” Jim Henson Company CEO and executive producer Lisa Henson said in a statement. “Our company includes a legacy of fabricating complex and rich worlds that want technical innovation, artistic excellence, and masterful storytelling. Our history includes productions which are enduring also, often finding and growing their audience as time passes and proving over and over that fantasy and science fiction genres reflect eternal messages and truths which are always relevant. We have been so grateful to Netflix for trusting us to understand this ambitious series; we have been deeply pleased with our focus on Age of Resistance, and the acclaim it has received from fans, critics and our peers, most receiving an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program recently.”
occurs prior to the events in 1982’s The Dark Crystal, and tells a fresh epic story, set a long time prior to the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects. The global world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Facts are in the centre of Thra, a way to obtain untold power. Nonetheless it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads over the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the charged power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds because the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the earth begins.
“We are grateful to the master artists at the Jim Henson Company for bringing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance alive for fans round the world,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re thankful to the executive producers Lisa Halle and Henson Stanford, and Louis Leterrier, who directed all episodes also, and also the writers, this weekend cast and crew because of their outstanding work and thrilled these were recognized with the Emmy.”
The voice cast will undoubtedly be led by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), (The Witch, Glass), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as three Gelfling heroes Rian, Deet and brea, respectively. Other voice actors slated to lend their voices include Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen, Dave Goetz, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, and Donna Kimball. The show’s executive producers are Leterrier, Halle Stanford, and Jim Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson.
Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series along with direct. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a Netflix original series made by The Jim Henson Company and executive made by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi shall serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Leading the writing are co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and can Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100).
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance can be acquired to stream on Netflix now.