Jim Henson’s 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal is getting the Netflix treatment as a prequel series. The groundbreaking fantasy adventure is coming to the streaming giant as a prequel series titled THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE.
Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier has been set to helm and serve executive producer of the series which will run for 10 episodes. The story takes place many years before the events of the original and will star a cast of fantastically creepy and state-of-the-art creatures introduced in the film — which was very dark compared to Henson’s Muppet fare. Watch the teaser for the series below.
The original film was directed by Henson and Frank Oz and followed Jen, an elf-like creature called a Gelfing. As one of the last survivors of his own race, he goes on quest to restore balance to the universe alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem.
The Jim Henson Company will produce Age of Resistance. Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will serve as executive producer alongside Leterrier. Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach have been tapped to write the series.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer