The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance Trailer

Netflix has released a brief teaser for their forthcoming ten episode prequel series to cult classic 1982 film The Dark Crystal. Reuniting the original film’s conceptual designer Brian Froud with the wondrous creative talents of the Jim Henson Creature Shop the new series takes place long before the events of the film finally fulfilling Jim Henson’s long held but tragically unfulfilled dream of expanding the fantasy world the film created.

Netflix described the series as a return

“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.”

Director Louis Leterrier (Now You See me and The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce and direct the series. Lisa Henson the Jim Henson Company CEO sepaking about the appointment said

“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.”

Netflix’s Cindy Howard speaking about the prequel series added

“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. I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

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