May 18, 2017 01:21 PM EST

Netflix to Release Dark Crystal Prequel Series

Netflix to Release Dark Crystal Prequel Series
Netflix will be releasing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the prequel series to the 1982 Jim Henson film, The Dark Crystal, with production beginning this fall. 

The series will be comprised of 10 episodes and will take place long before the film's timeline.  It will feature the famous creatures from Jim Henson's Creature Shop with the Jim Henson company producing. Louis Leterrier will be directing as well as executive producing alongside Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach will be writing the script.

Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix, said, "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by the Jim Henson Company, with Louis' vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects. I can't wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life."

Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company, also commented, saying, "Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life. Netflix has a deep respect for my father's original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world."
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