Netflix Is Making a Prequel Series to The Dark Crystal

Netflix is developing a prequel series to Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal.

Titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, this 10-episode prequel series takes place many years before the film and follows the story of three Gelfling who, after discovering the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, set out on a journey to save the world of Thra. The show will feature creatures created by Brian Froud, the original film’s creature designer, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

The Dark Crystal movie poster.

Age of Resistance will be filmed in the UK sometime this fall. No release has been set yet. Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) will executive produce and direct from screenplays by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100).

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