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WATCH: Netfix reveals trailer for The Dark Crystal prequel series, Age of Resistance

May 18th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So yeah, this is a thing all of a sudden…

From out of nowhere comes a Dark Crystal TV Series courtesy of Netflix.

Yes, the 1980s pitch black series from Jim Henson is getting a prequel ten-part series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and it will be made by The Jim Henson Company.

Here’s the details with a teaser trailer at the end:

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is set in the world of Thra. 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. The series will be shot in the U.K. and will star an ensemble of creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

The series will be produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Louis Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will serve as a producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Feature film director Leterrier (Now You See Me) will direct the series, while Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) will pen the script and serve as co-executive producers.

“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.”

“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,” added Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.

“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.”

We did not see this coming but now that it’s here, we’re pretty damned excited.

Isn’t it great to know that in 2017 there can still be a bit of exciting news that makes you go ‘What?!’? – yes it is.

Are you excited to return to the world of The Dark Crystal? Let us know…

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….