Is The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance getting a season 2? And if so, what could a second season 2 be about? The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a 10-episode prequel series to the 1982 film, The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The film features impressive puppetry and practical effects, something that the Netflix series only builds on and enhances with today's technology.
Set years before the events of the film, Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 1 follows three Gelfling as they discover a terrible secret about their overlords, the Skeksis. This unforgivable truth is soon spread among the different Gelfing clans, and by the end of season 1, a full rebellion against the Skeksis begins. Age of Resistance season 2 will presumably continue to develop the Gelfling's rebellion against the Skeksis, further setting up the events of the original Dark Crystal film.
Here's everything we know about The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 2:
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Renewal
There has been no official word from Netflix on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 2, but that isn't unusual for the streaming giant. Generally, Netflix waits about four weeks after a show's release before announcing whether or not it's returning for another season. This is the amount of time that Netflix believes it takes most of their subscribers to watch and finish a series - the main metric by which Netflix decides to renew a show or not. And seeing as season 1 arrived on Netflix in late August 2019, it's likely the company will announce either The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance's cancellation or season 2 renewal in late September 2019.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Release Date Info
As stated above, it's too early to know whether or not Netflix is renewing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for a second season. That being said, even if the series is renewed, it is likely to be some time before a season 2 would premiere. Production on season 1 began in 2017, and while much of the initial design and puppet construction has already taken place, work on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 2 is still expected to be a lengthy ordeal given the intricacies of filmed puppetry. The earliest The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 2 could premiere is either very late 2020 or, more likely, in the first half of 2021.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Story Details
While no official details for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 2 exist, it's clear from the events of season 1 that a season 2 is a real possibility. As a prequel to the 1982 film, there is still a good amount of story for further Age of Resistance seasons to explore before reaching the time of The Dark Crystal. Jen's quest to heal The Dark Crystal is still years away, and in the meantime, Age of Resistance can continue developing the story of the Gelfling-led rebellion. There are also the events of the Garthim War, in which the newly-created Garthim are sent to attack Gelfling villages. The Wall of Destiny is another important relic in 1982 film that has yet to revealed on the series, and that, too, will need to explored in upcoming seasons of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (were they to happen). Not to mention, Age of Resistance introduces its own plot threads that can further explored in future episodes, like Deet's fate.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Cast
Even though nothing is announced yet, we can only assume that both the actors and puppeteers involved with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be returning for season 2 were the series renewed. This includes veteran puppeteers of The Jim Henson Company, like Louise Gold and Alice Dinnean, as well as actors like Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Jason Isaacs, Bill Hader, Helena Bonham Carter, Andy Samberg, and many more.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 1 is now available on Netflix.