Cancelled and Emmy win

This puppet animation movie is a prequel to "The Dark Crystal", a classic from 1982. Jason Isaacs gives his voice to The Emperor. It will premiere on Netflix August 30. (2019)

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Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by thunder » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:06 am

Netflix has cancelled any further production of this. And apprently, it won an Emmy for outstanding children's program.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- ... at-netflix

Maybe Netflix doesn't like children.
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But congratulations on the Emmy. :hands

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Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by Helen8 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:31 pm

There's some disappointing news at the bottom of the article.

"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."

Netflix said in a statement, "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. We're thankful to the executive producers Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, and Louis Leterrier, who also directed all episodes, as well as the writers, cast and crew for their outstanding work and thrilled they were recognized with the Emmy this weekend."

Age of Resistance featured an A-list cast that included Lena Headey, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taron Egerton, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Simon Pegg and Nathalie Emmanuel. The series premiered in August 2019 to positive reviews (including from The Hollywood Reporter), but one source close to the streamer recently characterized it as an "expensive disappointment."


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Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by thunder » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:40 am

Maybe not enough people watched it? :scratch

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Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by Helen8 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:16 pm

Well. It always comes down to ratings. :roll:

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Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by servalan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:45 pm

That's a big shame - I enjoyed it.

I never thought of it as a children's show. Just because it is puppets does not mean it has to be only for children. But I am pleased it won the well-deserved Emmy.

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Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by Marie » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:56 pm

I enjoyed it also. First the OA now The Dark Crystal. Geez.

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Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

Post by Anniemouse » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:07 am

What is also worrying that historically at least in the UK so many great shows need a couple of seasons to find their audience. This approach means so many potentially classic shows never get thant chance anymore.

Blackadder
Cheers (no Cheers no Frazier)
Mash
Fawlty Towers
Only Fools and Horses
Red Dwarf

All shows needing time to find their feet.

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