After 37 years Netflix has finally given Jim Henson fans a second chance, some may even say a third. Most known for the creation of The Muppets, the late Jim Henson considered The Dark Crystal to be his favorite piece of work. The Dark Crystal is a puppet animated fantasy adventure film, originally released in 1982, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolved around Jen, an elf-like “Gelfling” on a quest to restore balance to his world by returning the lost shard of a powerful but broken gem. Many fans had lost hope of the films continuance when the original sequel was dropped.
In 2017, Netflix announced a developing prequel to the original film and in May 2019, with the release of the new series trailer, they finally delivered. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, set to premier August 30, 2019 is a 10-episode fantasy adventure series that takes place many years before the events of the original film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star voice actors such as Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, and many more. Despite the fact that Jim Henson is no longer here to give creative input as the director, as creator of the series, his daughter, Lisa Henson will take on that role.
Check out the trailer above.