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The nightmare returns as Netflix and the Jim Henson company prepare Dark Crystal prequel series

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If you had happily blocked all the horrifying memories of Jim Henson’s 1982 cult classic The Dark Crystal, we apologise profusely for what you’re about to learn.

Following on from the announcement that the film’s original soundtrack would be reissued on vinyl, Netflix and the Jim Henson company have teamed up to reboot the visionary classic.

The new series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be ten episodes long and begin filming this fall.

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Featuring the original conceptual designer and the Jim Henson Company, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an official prequel to your favourite old nightmare.

Age of Resistance will be set many years before The Dark Crystal, which chronicled the journey of Jen, a Gelfling, who’s tasked with repairing the Dark Crystal to prevent the evil Skeksis from ruling the planet Thra forever.

In the new series, “three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power [and] set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world,” according to a press release.

French filmmaker Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Brothers Grimsby) will direct Age of Resistance, while Brian Froud and the Jim Henson Company will craft a new ensemble of fantastical creatures.

Froud served as the conceptual designer on the original flick, as well as Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth (starring David Bowie). – Rolling Stone

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May 19, 2017

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