The Jim Henson Company has been trying for decades to make a sequel to the 1982 fantasy cult classic The Dark Crystal. The film along with Labyrinth and The Neverending Story are cited as heavily dark children’s material of the 1980s, something I grew up and it was amazingly creepy.
Netflix has announced (via Variety) they’ll be partnering with them for a sequel/prequel series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Louis Leterrier (Incredible Hulk, Clash of The Titans) will produce and direct the series.
It’s unknown if they’ll be taking cues from Power of The Dark Crystal, a failed direct sequel that was being developed for years at Henson.
A prequel series to the Jim Henson film “The Dark Crystal” has been greenlit at Netflix, the streaming service announced Thursday.
“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. It has been ordered for 10 episodes.
“Now You See Me” director Louis Leterrier will executive produce the series and direct. The Jim Henson Company will produce, with Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford also executive producing. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Leading the writing are co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach.