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.
Inspired heavily by his surroundings in Dartmoor, Brian Froud is best known for his fantasy work, most notably in the realm of faeries, goblins, and other creatures from Celtic folklore. Perhaps most famously, he worked with Jim Henson to develop the characters, look, and feel to two fantasy movies, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, which heavily featured (and in the case of the Dark Crystal, exclusively) the use of puppetry. He is married to Wendy Froud, a doll maker and designer who also produces faerie-inspired work.