A beloved classic from the '80s marks its return as Netflix will bring The Jim Henson Company’s "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. 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.
Yes, the series will feature old school puppets with no CGI involved. The only digital effects will be green-screening to remove the puppeteers and this first behind the scenes photo shows just that.
Toy artist Tim Clarke, creature designer and fabrication supervisor on the original Dark Crystal, tweeted the photo that shows a Skeksis puppet coming to life on camera.
"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."
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct. "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" will be a Netflix original series produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. 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 and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("Lost," "The 100").