If you are a fan of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, then prepare to get excited, because a prequel is in the making!
Netflix will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to its members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the ground-breaking 1982 fan favourite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Check out the teaser trailer:
Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a Netflix original series produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will 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 Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100).
Sadly, you will have to wait a while to see it. It will start shooting in the autumn this year, stay tuned for a premiere date.