Yesterday, we had reported that Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is getting a sequel for the big screen, and today his production team has made another big announcement that their masterpiece “The Dark Crystal” from the 80’s is getting a Netflix series.
They have not revealed any release date yet, but the shooting is going to start this fall in the United Kingdom. This show will have 10 episodes, and all the concept work will be done by the artist Brian Froud, who carried out the conceptual artwork for the original 1982 Dark Crystal movie.
The name of the show is Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, and it is a prequel to the 1982 movie. We have already seen that Jim Henson’s company dominates the puppetry market single-handedly, their knowledge in the art of puppetry is unmatchable at this point. Netflix’s executives are extremely optimistic and excited to land this show under the Netflix Originals banner. Here’s what Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix says about the show
“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, I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”
Jim Henson’s company is creating the all the diverse and detailed creature puppets for this movie with their passion, and why wouldn’t they? Their beloved work from 80’s is getting another welcome to this world.
Here’s what Lisa Henson, the CEO of Jim Henson’s company & Daughter of Jim says about this project:-
“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.”
Netflix has released a short teaser about this show, and in this short video, you can see Jim Henson’s company artists sharing their views, passions, and difficulties about this upcoming magnum opus. Here’s the teaser:-