Exciting New Details Revealed For THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE TV Series

We haven't heard much about The Jim Henson Company's new series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance since it was first announced over a year ago. But Brian Henson recently shared some new details on the series, and it's enough to get fans more excited about what's to come.

Up until now, all we've known is that fantasy adventure is a prequel to The Dark Crystal and it takes place several years before the events of the first film. It will consist of ten episodes and it's being created using "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."

During a panel at DragonCon this past weekend Brian Henson offered the following update and details:

“It’s been shooting since last November, it’s so cool that Netflix could get behind it in such a big way so that we can do it RIGHT. I say we, but I’ve been doing Happytime Murders, so it’s really my sister’s [Lisa Henson] and Halle Stanford‘s project. They’ve really put together a great, great time in London.

And I’ll be honest, I thought those days were gone. I thought by the 80’s, 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. It’s GREAT. The workmanship is just stunning, the artistic quality is RIGHT THERE again, what I thought maybe was lost, it’s still there. They’ll be shooting for another few weeks, and then there will be a huge amount of post production.”

I would love to visit that set and see what they are doing! Henson went on to drive home the point that the series takes place significantly earlier than the first film:

“OK, well, we’ve said it’s a prequel, and it’s not an immediate prequel, so it doesn’t end when the movie started. It takes place significantly earlier than when the movie took place.”

Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) is an executive producer on the series, and he will also direct. 

The Dark Crystal was one of my favorite films when I was a kid and my excitement for this prequel series is through the roof! I'm really hoping that it turns out as awesome as I hope it will be. 

There’s no word yet on when this show will premiere, but it’ll probably hit Netflix sometime in 2019.

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