Dark Crystal Prequel Series Snags 10-Episode Order at Netflix

Netflix is reviving Jim Henson’s seminal 1982 film The Dark Crystal via a 10-episode prequel series.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will take place “many years” before the events of the 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 world,” reads the official logline.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce and direct.

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, in a statement. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

Added 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.”

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7 Comments
  1. kirads09 says:

    YES!!! Now this I can get on board with.

  2. Monika says:

    I hope they don’t mess it up. Love the original.

  3. Lenny Rivera says:

    “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 world,”

    Well then the Gelflings fail because the world of the Dark Crystal was effed up! Why always with the prequels? We don’t care about the past. We care about the future!

    • Gelfling lore is something that’s interesting to a lot of fans. They want to witness the most critical moment as well; the cracking of the crystal. Also the Gelflings didn’t fail since they did manage to trigger the events which lead to the crystal being repaired.

  4. Patrick says:

    Watch the Robot Chicken Dark Crystal skit. You are welcome.

  5. lrdslvrhnd says:

    I’m cautiously optimistic about this series. But honestly, they’ve been promising another movie for so long that at this point, I’m not gonna believe it ’til I’m actually watching it.

  6. PG says:

    I hope this means they will get to go forward with their Dark Crystal movie sequel. I know it will be fantastic!