The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s ten-episode first season landed on Netflix to critical and audience acclaim, and it feels like a second season is inevitable.
The showrunners are certainly keen to do more. “When Jeff and I pitched the show to Netflix way back four years ago, we had an ending that we care a great deal about. We had an ending that talks to the movie,” said co-creator Will Matthews.
“If we are lucky enough to get more seasons then the story will go on and we know where it’s going and it’s maybe more hopeful than you might think.”
Co-creator Jeffrey Addiss said, “We also have a concrete document for season two. So we are ready to go.”
But don’t expect the 1982 movie to give you any clues about where season two will go. “There is very unpredictable and it follows rules that are consistent, but they may not be the rules you think they are, so you need to be very careful about watching that movie and assuming that you know everything,” Addiss added.
It came as a massive surprise to us that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance wasn’t a limited series. But by the end of the first season, it’s evident there’s enough story to cover a subsequent season.
Almost six months on (in December 2019), news on a second season have remained quiet. The series co-creator, Jeffrey Addiss, has been on record saying: “We also have a concrete document for season two. So we are ready to go.” and the other co-creator, Will Matthews, saying: “If we are lucky enough to get more seasons then the story will go on and we know where it’s going and it’s maybe more hopeful than you might think.”
Although Netflix has been getting better at releasing viewership data, no data has been released as of yet.
We’re still optimistic that it will get a second season and given most of the cost would’ve been frontloaded for the series with costumes, puppets and sets all now having been built, a second season should be vastly cheaper. However, it will still be an expensive series with 2,500 having worked on the first and likely a similar number going into any second season.