Some of you may recall one of Jim Henson’s works, The Dark Crystal. This strange film was quite a bit darker than most of what Henson was known for at the time. Still, it became beloved with a dedicated following all the same. However, in a surprising announcement, it looks like we’ll see more of the bizarre world of Thra soon. Netflix is reviving The Dark Crystal, as a 10-episode series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Here’s the teaser:
Netflix is on a roll to say the least. While there’s not much to go on, it’s fantastic that The Jim Henson Company will be working on this project. Presumably this will be a prequel to the film, however ultimately we’ll have to just wait and see. For more information, here’s the description given on the official website:
A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. 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.