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The Dark Crystal: This Time, For Certain

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Stop me if you've heard this before, but this time they're really revisiting the Dark Crystal franchise.

Michael Ausiello, writing for TV Line:
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Netflix is reviving Jim Henson’s seminal 1982 film The Dark Crystal via a 10-episode prequel series.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will take place “many years” before the events of the film. “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world,” reads the official logline.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce and direct.

“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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, in a statement. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

Added Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company: “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.”


There's even a teaser trailer this time!
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No, wait, hang on. It's this one.
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I don't know how to feel about this. I was at just the right age for the original movie to mean something important to me, and it was on heavy rotation on my VHS player as a kid. A ten part series sounds great but I don't know if I can believe that the guy behind Now You fucking See Me is an adequate replacement for the late, great Jim Henson. It's going to take some really great trailers and word of mouth to convince me.

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I should probably watch the original some day. 

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I should probably watch the original some day. 

Yes, you should.
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