‘Dark Crystal’ Prequel Series Greenlit at Netflix (Video)

The 10-episode fantasy adventure series will take place many years before the events of Jim Henson’s 1982 classic

Last Updated: May 18, 2017 @ 8:41 AM

A prequel series to Jim Henson‘s film “The Dark Crystal” is a go at Netflix, the streaming platform announced Thursday.

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a 10-episode fantasy adventure series, will take place many years before the events of the 1982 film. The series will be shot in the United Kingdom and is expected to begin shooting in the Fall.

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure: When three Gelfling discover the secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they embark on a journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save the entire world.

Louis Leterrier (“Now You See Me”) will direct and executive produce the series. The show will be produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews and Javier Grillo-Marxuach are writing.

“‘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 original film was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and starred Henson, Oz, Kathryn Mullen, Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire.

Watch the teaser above.

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