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Netflix Series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Will Be a Prequel to the ’82 Classic!

While Fede Alvarez develops a new film set within the Labyrinth universe, Netflix has just announced that they’re bringing another beloved Jim Henson property back to life!

Being brought exclusively to Netflix subscribers, The Jim Henson Company’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will be a prequel series to the 1982 film The Dark CrystalThe 10-episode fantasy adventure series, we’ve just learned, takes place many years before the events of the film, and it 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.

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, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach.

Watch the teaser below!




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COMMENTS

14 Comments
  • YES

  • The Fucked Up

    Best news I’ve had all week. I got chills

  • Creepshow

    I eternally damn The Dark Crystal to the fiery depths of Hell.

  • Richter Belmont

    A Dark Crystal follow-up has been in development for at least a couple of decades. Nice to see this finally happening.

  • Brian McNatt

    Considering the Skeksis Emperor was probably not the first of them to die, here’s to hoping at least a few more all-new Skeksis stalking around for us to love to hate. That one at the end looked new, at least.

  • Grimphantom

    Nice to hear! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Awesome. This was what i was hoping for when they announced the Labyrinth project.

  • moebius2249

    Somethings are good as is.

  • NotOnTheLeather

    I would like Farscape to be rebooted if we’re bringing back Jim Henson projects. I mean, I’ll watch this too, but also, Farscape.

  • the usual suspect

    Until the Crystal cracked…

  • Luca Modica

    OK it’s a prequel not a sequel. Just so long as they stick to the source material, and don’t go off on a crazy tangent. I’ll watch it.

  • Redsam6

    Cool, hopefully the director can do a better job than his other films though.

  • tmkuster

    TRIAL BY STONE!!!!

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Oh god!
    Nothing is sacred in hollywood!

    I dont see an obvious danger signs in those names
    Thank goodness jar jar abrams or michael green dont seem to be involved

    Yet?

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