Netflix has announced a prequel series for Jim Henson’s 1982 cult fantasy classic The Dark Crystal. Subtitled Age of Resistance, the series takes place many years before the events of the original film.
Check out the teaser, which showcases the return of the old school puppetry and visuals that Henson brought to his original film:
In the original film, an elf-like alien called Gelfling embarked on a quest to find the last remaining piece of a mystical crystal in order to return order to his planet Thra. Age of Resistance will use similar themes and storylines, but follows three new Gelflings trying to save Thra from the evil Skeksis. The Skeksis were a malevolent race who used the dark crystal to replenish their source of power.
The series will consist of 10 episodes, featuring new and familiar fantastical creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier will executive produce the series and direct. Brian Froud, the concept designer both The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, will oversee the character design.