The late Jim Henson said he was more proud of “The Dark Crystal” than any other film he made, and now a 10-episode prequel series is coming to Netflix.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will be set many years before the events of the original 1982 movie, which Henson co-directed by Frank OZ. In this new adventure, three Gelflings discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Netflix released the first teaser in tandem with the series announcement:Louis Leterrier (“Now You See Me”) will direct and executive produce the series, produced through The Jim Henson Company.
Here’s a statement from Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company:
“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.”
Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall. Netflix didn’t release a premiere date, with the teaser just saying “Coming Soon.”
[via: Variety, Deadline]
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