Jim Henson's 1982 fantasy, puppet-filled classic "The Dark Crystal" is coming to Netflix in the form of a new 10-episode prequel series.
"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" will take place many years before the film, according to tvline.com. The official logline reads: "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."
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said in a statement that the new series will combine the puppetry of the Jim Henson Co. with modern CGI. Louis Letterier will be the executive producer and director.
"Netflix has a deep respect for my father's original work and the many people it inspired," said Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Co. "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."
The teaser trailer includes a clip of Jim Henson declaring "The Dark Crystal" to be the work that was the most difficult but also the most fun and rewarding, and the one he is the most proud of.
There is currently no announced release date for the new series.