The Series is a Prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 Groundbreaking Fantasy Film…
If you’re an 80s kid like me, then you were probably molded by Jim Henson and his classic works like Labyrinth and Fraggle Rock . Now, Netflix reveals that a prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 film, The Dark Crystal, is coming soon to the streaming video service. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an all new 10-episode series that takes places before the fantasy film. The Jim Henson Company is producing the series for Netflix with all new creature designs from the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Check out this teaser from Netflix:
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s Vice President for Original Content had this to say about the production:
“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.”
This news makes me want to grab my copy of The Dark Crystal and jump back into the adventure. With production set to begin on the series this fall, we can expect to see the show to hit Netflix sometime next year. Personally, I can’t wait! I wonder of Jen or Kira from the movie will make an appearance… However, since the series is a prequel that sort of seems unlikely.
We will keep a close eye on this project, so check back for more updates as they come in.
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