After receiving accolades for season one, fans of the Dark Crystal are demanding show’s renewal for season 2. A prequel of 1982 film Dark Crystal by Jim Henson, the show follows the story of three Gelflings: Rean, Deet, and Brea who after knowing the dark secrets about the cruel Emperor Skeksis, step forward to unite the Gelfling clan to save their planet Thra from the unknown dangers of The Dark Crystal.
The Gelfling race on the planet became aware of their rulers’ tyrannical nature, which is exploitative. They united their clan to lit a rebel against the cruel Emperor Skeksis. The surprising fact is that Skeksis is an alien, not from their planet, but made use of the disunity among the different clans of Thra to establish himself as the new Emperor. How he tries to suppress the revolt against him is what makes the story of the first installment.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Renewal Status
Many stories are left untold in season one, like the story behind the Dark crystal, how Skeksis landed on this planet and became the emperor planet Thra. All these questions are left to be answered for the second installment.
Seeing the previous trends of Netflix, where it produces the second or third season of the show regarding the ratings of installment one. And, as this show is highly popular among the masses and critics too, there are probable reasons that Netflix will go for a minimum of one more season.
In the prevailing conditions (coronavirus), the shootings are stalled now. Still, whenever the filming resume, the writing, editing, dubbing for season 2 will undoubtedly start. As per now, none of the writers or production house has revealed any update regarding the renewal status.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Release Date
The series premiered in August 2019. It took many years after the announcement for the series. Now, when puppets and right dubbing artists are confirmed, season two is not going to take very long, and all the post-production will be done quickly.
Considering all the necessary pre and post-production work like editing, dubbing, copyright issue, season 2 may come up in early March 2021. As of writing this, no update about shoot getting resumed has come from the production house, so we can guess that the filming is still stalled because of the pandemic.
So, considering the novel coronavirus also in the scenario, the release date could be escalated up to November 2021. However, all these are just predictions, and nothing has been confirmed lately about the release date.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Cast
Out of all the cast members, the three main leads Rian, Brea, and Deet, will remain unchanged. They will be voiced by the same artists, namely Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel.
Other voice artists like Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, and Alicia Vikander are expected to dub the characters of SkekSil, SkekGra, and Mira again. There is doubt over Issacs’ comeback, as he didn’t enjoy the new process of dubbing the puppets. But, hopes of his coming back to voice over are pretty high.
Also, there are rumors that new clans other than Gelflings may be introduced in season two, so new artists could also be roped for the second installment. (check: Sword Art Online Season 4.)
The cast is almost going to remain the same. Still, we never know about a writer’s imagination. He can delete a character and reincarnate the character according to the demands of the masses.
Yet neither any cast member nor any of the writers have updated any news of new cast members. These are just some of the info collected from different sources. (check: The Kissing Booth 3.)
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 2 Plot
In the first installment, it was depicted that the Emperor’s Tyrannical rule has devastated the Thra planet, making the three lead characters unite the clan and wage a revolt against the Emperor.
Season 2 is expected to start from where the first left off. It would unravel various mysteries like how Skeksis became the Emperor, and from which planet he came, what is the truth about the dark crystal, and many more which were left unanswered in the first segment.
Season one revolved around only one clan of the planet, Gelflings. Installment two will also explore the existence of other clans on the planet. These clans will then unite with the Gelflings to fight against the Skeksis’ army, and save their planet from destruction.
These are just some of the fan theories that may or may not occur in season two. Still, we have full trust over the writers that they are not going to disappoint us and amaze us again with their writing in season 2.