The Dark Crystal was an original fantasy adventure, set on a fantastic alien world full of amazing creatures, brought to life from the mind of Jim Henson, and Frank Oz. It’s was ground breaking when it came out in 1982, and it fresh visual style and dark story telling are just as fresh today, as the film continued to have a long life in the world of home video, as it’s original fans shared the story to their kids (and even grandkids)
Netflix, in its tireless pursuit for new content, announced in 2017, that they would be producing an original series, set on the Thra, the world of Dark Crystal. The story, prequel, will follow three of that world’s Gelflings, Rian(Taron Egerton), Brea(Anya Taylor-Joy) and Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel) – as they discover the secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and undertake a quest to start a rebellion and save the world.
The series, directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans, The Transporter) will feature 10 episodes. It stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel and will feature the likes of Helena Bonham-Carter, Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard, Natalie Dormer, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones and Mark Jones.
The series premieres on August 30th, 2019.