Jim Henson is well known as the creator of The Muppets – as well as service as the voice of the original Kermit the Frog – but another well-known product to come from his Creature Shop is the 1998 Fantasy/Adventure film The Dark Crystal. Now, nearly three decades later, Netflix is teaming up with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to produce a prequel called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
The original followed an alien elf known as a Gelfling, who embarks on a quest to find the last remaining shard of a mythic crystal and return order to his planet of Thra.
The prequel is set to take place a significant amount of time before the events of the original film, so it’s unlikely it will feature any recognizable characters. Though the antagonist will be the same as in the original, a malefic race who used the power of the dark crystal to replenish their source of power known as the Skeksis.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.will feature similar themes and storylines, following the, lived three different Gelflings trying to save Thra from the evil Skeksis. Instead of a movie, the prequel will follow Netflix usual 10 episodes miniseries format.
Alongside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop returning for the series, the original film’s conceptual designer (Brian Froud) will be returning as well. Hopefully, Froud, The Creature Shop, and Netflix will be able to capture the spirit as the movie, with two fo the three had such a huge impact on the success of the original.
Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) will be joining them for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance as the project’s showrunner. As of now, there haven’t been any actors attached to the project.
A teaser for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance can be seen above, otherwise, be sure to check back to the site for updates on the projects as all of your other Nerdy News!