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Netflix Soon To Release High-Fantasy Series ‘Dark Crystal’ Prequel

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In 1982, Jim Henson released a wild high-fantasy puppet film about the Gelflings’ quest to restore order to the world. Now, almost 40 years later, the Jim Henson Company is teaming up with director Louis Leterrier and Netflix to release an equally crazy prequel. The 10-episode Netflix original is entitled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and will answer some of the questions we have about the ’82 film.

Age Of Resistance Brings Back 80’s Nostalgia In A Whole New Way

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance takes place many years before the original film, and is shot in the UK using high-tech puppets for the characters instead of CGI. Al the creatures were built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the movie’s conceptual designer.

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Cindy Holland, ViceP of Original Content at Netflix says, “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.” Knowing how avant-garde and sometimes wild Netflix originals can be, this one is sure to impress.

Brian Henson Beams About Series at DragonCon

Brian Henson recently visited DragonCon in Atlanta to showcase his Creature Shop Challenge and speak about upcoming series. He went into detail about the progress on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and how excited he was for fans to watch.

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Henson says that filming began last November and that they are on their way to post-production soon. At the convention, he noted, “…It’s so cool that Netflix could get behind it in such a big way so that we can do it right… I thought by the ’80s, the idea of being able to walk into a stage and see an incredible fantasy world realized was just long gone because of CG and everything like that. But they’ve really done it right.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Comes To Netflix Soon

There is no official release date, but Age Of Resistance is sure to be a popular hit on Netflix. It follows the story of three Gelflings who discover the true meaning behind the Skeksis’ power and start a rebellion to save the planet.

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The show will feature notable voice actors including Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel. Sci-fi fans should definitely start clearing their TV calendars for late 2019 to enjoy this blast from the past.

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