Netflix is teaming with The Jim Henson Company for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The prequel to The Dark Crystal takes place many years before the events of Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 film.
Production on the 10-episode fantasy adventure series will take place in the UK this fall. Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will direct and executive produce.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and The Dark Crystal conceptual designer Brian Froud will create an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures.
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.
Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched, directed by Frank Oz, is described as:
this inside look at “The Muppet Show,” five of the original performers,
including the film’s director, Frank Oz, discuss how the Muppets
originated and reveal secrets about how they crafted the characters and
brought them to life. Muppet fans should be intrigued, which means just
about everybody should be intrigued.
McFarlane Toys will release a 7″ action figure of
(David Bowie) from Jim Henson’s Labyrinth in October. The Goblin King features 12 points of articulation, includes masquerade mask and crystal orb accessories, and features a branded display base. It will retail for $19.99.
Netflix Announces 10-Episode Prequel to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal
Nostalgia-driven streaming service Netflix has picked up The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a ten-episode prequel to the puppet-based cult film.
While the Kermit creator died on May 16, 1990, the Jim Henson Company lives on — and will be producing the series alongside director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me). Leterrier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce.
Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company, is also Jim’s daughter.
“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.” - Variety.com
While I am interested to see the show, I must admit I was most excited about seeing Jim Henson’s original art and behind-the-scenes of the 1982 original.