Jim Henson’s 1982 Cult Classic “The Dark Crystal” Returning as Netflix Prequel TV Series

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Filming This Fall, Watch Teaser Trailer

May 18, 2017
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The late Jim Henson created The Muppets in the 1970s and in 1982 he co-directed with Frank Oz his fantasy film passion project The Dark Crystal. The film had a mixed response with audiences and critics, but has since garnered a cult following. Now, as Deadline reports, Netflix has announced that they are returning to the world of The Dark Crystal with a 10-episode prequel series entitled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct. It will be shot in U.K. and will feature creatures created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature's conceptual designer. Below is a teaser trailer.

Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix had this to say in a statement: "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by the Jim Henson Company, with Louis' vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects. I can't wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life."

Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company had this to say: "Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life. Netflix has a deep respect for my father's original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world."

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