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The Dark Crystal prequel series coming to Netflix; teaser here!

05.18.2017by: Mike Sprague

It was only a few weeks ago we let you guys know that DON'T BREATHE director Fede Alvarez was set to make a sequel of sorts to the Jim Henson classic THE LABYRINTH and today we have news that the director of TRANSPORTER 2 will be taking the reins of a prequel to THE DARK CRYSTAL.

Yes, the godd*amn Dark Crystal. Now I know a lot of you may be big fans of this film but for me, this is one of the freakiest flicks I have ever seen. It's those damn crow-bird evil sumbitches the Skeksis. I don't dig on those things so I will be skipping out on this upcoming series, thank you very much.

But all the same, I feel the need to tell you guys about the upcoming series because I'm sure a lot of you were fans of the film growing up. So here we go.

THE INCREDIBLE HULK director Louis Leterrier will be teaming up with Netflix to produce, along with the Jim Henson company, a 10-episode prequel series to the eternally freaky puppet flick called THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE.

This prequel series will take place many years before the events of the original film and will be shot in the U.K. The series 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.

Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix

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

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."

THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE synopsis:

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. 

10-episode series from The Jim Henson Company starts shooting in Fall 2017.

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of THE DARK CRYSTAL?
Source: AITH

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