Netflix is teaming up with The Jim Henson Company to introduce a follow-up to the The Dark Crystal.
The new, 10-episode prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, will be directed and executive produced by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk). It’ll be produced by The Jim Henson Company and “takes place many years before the events of the film.”
“The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer,” says Netflix.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. 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 Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance begins filming later this year. A premiere date wasn’t announced today.
“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.”