Yesterday we learned that a series based on The Witcher is headed to Netflix, and today we’ve learned that a Dark Crystal prequel series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is next up on Netflix’s path towards total TV domination. Check out the teaser and additional details below.
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me / The Incredible Hulk) has signed on to executive-produce and direct. That doesn’t exactly inspire a lot of confidence, but the good news is that Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer, will be heavily involved.
“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, VP Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”
Said Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company: “Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life. 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.”
No release date for the show has been announced, but shooting is slated to begin this fall.