Jim Henson Co. Developing ‘A Dark Crystal’ Prequel For Netflix

The geeky people over at Netflix have been busy adding new properties to their developing library!

We wrote yesterday about the new Witchers series in development and today Jim Henson Company has announced that they will be working with Netflix on a new 10 episode prequel series for the 1980’s classic ‘Dark Crystal‘.

The series will be set ten years before the original film. “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 word,” the short description reads.

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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

Whenever we hear about cool concepts from our childhood being remade, I cringe a little inside.  I hate to introduce Lil’ G to something that was cool and groundbreaking in my childhood only to find out is had been poorly (cheaply) redone, but this trailer gives me hope!

Few other details are revealed other than that concept designer from the original film, Brian Froud is returning to work on the project.

 

 

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