The Dark Crystal fans have waited 25 years for a sequel, but the long wait is over as Netflix commits to a 10 episode prequel series from The Jim Henson Company titled The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance. Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will produce and direct the series with creatures created by Brian Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth). More details below.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Netflix released this announcement teaser:
Lisa Henson, CEO of The Henson Company had this to say about the project:
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.
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.
There’s no official release date yet, but it looks like work has already begun on the puppets and designs. As new information becomes available we’ll bring it to you.