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Netflix is working on a Dark Crystal prequel series

Netflix is working on a Dark Crystal prequel series

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Netflix has greenlit a prequel series to Jim Henson’s 1982 film, The Dark Crystal. The 10-episode revival will be called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Variety reports. The series will be directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans).

The series will return to the movie’s fictional planet of Thra, where the humanoid Gelflings live alongside the bird-like Skeksis, who represent different kinds of evil. According to Netflix, Age of Resistance will feature three Gelflings who “discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power” and set off a rebellion.

As Variety points out, The Dark Crystal was one of only three-feature length films that Jim Henson ever directed. The Jim Henson Company will executive produce the show alongside Leterrier.

No release date has been announced.