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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an upcoming Netflix television series. It is a prequel to the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal (1982). There will be ten episodes and the series will explore the world of Thra created for the original movie.[1]

The Dark Crystal:
Age of Resistance
Directed byLouis Leterrier
Voices ofTaron Egerton
Anya Taylor-Joy
Nathalie Emmanuel
Donna Kimball
Composer(s)Daniel Pemberton
Samuel Sim
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)The Jim Henson Company
Original networkNetflix
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseTBA
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The story follows three Gelflings – Rian, Brea and Deet – as they discover the secret behind the Skeksis' power, and undertake a quest to start a rebellion and save the world.[2]



In May 2017, it was announced that The Jim Henson Company, in association with Netflix, would produce a prequel to the film The Dark Crystal.[3] The series, written by Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach, began filming in the United Kingdom in November 2017 with Louis Leterrier serving as director.[4][1]

At New York Comic Con in 2018, Leterrier insisted that the series would depend on puppetry and not CGI, except for the use of green screens to remove puppeteers.[5] On December 17, 2018, the 36th anniversary of the original film's release, the voice cast was revealed, as well as some images of the main Gelfling characters. It will be released in 2019.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b Ehrbar, Ned (19 May 2017). ""The Dark Crystal" prequel series coming to Netflix". CBS News.
  2. ^ "Netflix Announces "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," A Prequel Series to the Groundbreaking Jim Henson Film". Netflix Media Center. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (May 18, 2017). "'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance': Jim Henson Prequel Series Set At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Dark Crystal: Netflix's prequel TV show starts filming this week". November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Squires, John (9 October 2018). "Netflix Prequel Series "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" Will Be "Pure Puppetry," With No CGI!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  6. ^ Chitwood, Adam (17 December 2018). "Netflix's 'The Dark Crystal' Prequel Series Revealed in First Images; Voice Cast Unveiled". Collider.
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (17 December 2018). "'Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' Sets Taron Egerton, Anya-Taylor Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel To Lead All-Star Voice Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Hibberd, James (17 December 2018). "Netflix's The Dark Crystal prequel reveals first photos, huge voice cast". Entertainment Weekly.

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