Dark Crystal Prequel Series Coming to Netflix in 2019

by Chris Braly

Netflix is reviving Jim Henson’s seminal 1982 film The Dark Crystal via a 10-episode prequel series. The beloved classic from the 80s will be revisited via The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite 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.

 

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will take place “many years” before the events of the film. “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,” reads the official logline.

 

“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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, in a statement. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

 

Added Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company: “Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct. He 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.” “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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

 

The series began filming in the United Kingdom in November 2017 with Louis Leterrier serving as director and was written by Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach.

 

BOOM! Studios has published several Henson approved comic book series and OGN’s. So if you can’t wait until next year, you can always pick up some of their excellent sequel and prequel stories.

 

The Netflix series is being prepped to launch sometime in 2019 and can be added to your Netflix queue here. Keep up to date with news and updates about the project by visiting their official websites listed below.

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www.darkcrystal.com
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www.twitter.com/darkcrystal

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