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Netflix resurrects The Dark Crystal

May 19, 2017

By Nik Roseveare

The Dark Crystal, a cult movie from the 80s, is set for a return on Netflix, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a 10-episode series serving as a prequel to the 1982 film. The series will be shot in the UK, and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by The Jim Henson Company’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

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,” commented Cindy Holland, Vice President of 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,” said 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.”

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