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.”
Hi everyone, Bryan here…
Netflix has secured the new tv series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance‘, which is a prequel series from Jim Henson’s 1982 opus ‘The Dark Crystal‘, which of course was many of our favorite childhood movies growing up.
Director Louis Leterrier (Transporter I & II, Now You See Me) will executive produce and direct the series, which Netflix has given the standard 10 episode order, which takes place many years before the 1982 film. The series will be filmed in the UK with tons of practical effects from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, who was the original film’s designer.
Again, I’m a big fan of The Dark Crystal, and I’m always 100% in with anything that Jim Henson’s company does. It will be great to head back to this universe, but I hope it stays practical and nostalgic and doesn’t mess too much with CGI effects. Keep it with the story and characters and we will have gold on our hands. I might need to Halloween it up this year as a Gelfling.