News just in that 35 years after Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal enraptured audiences around the world, the beloved creatures from the production will be making an appearance yet again in a Netflix 10 episode series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and to celebrate we can take a look at a teaser that accompanied the launch.
The new series, which is to be filmed in the UK, is to be set many years before the events of the original film and will be filled with 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 discovers the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Taking the helm on the Netflix original series will be Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk), who will also act as producer. “Louis Leterrier 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,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.
“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.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Long time 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 (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100).
In the teaser below, we are treated with creative talents of the team who put in painstaking hours of work drawing the characters from the original team, taking fans of the beloved film on a nostalgic journey of the fabulous creations from The Dark Crystal, With all the modern technology available after all the years we could be dealt a visual treat but it will never quite grasp the magic of the film!