As someone who enjoyed the original Jim Henson outing into the world of ‘The Dark Crystal,’ I’ve been eager to see more of ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ and the latest trailer somehow has me even more excited for the series. In the new 10-episode show, we’ll see the story kick-off “as power-hungry overlords drain life from the planet Thra, a group of brave Gelfling unite on a quest to save their world and fight off the darkness.” I suspect that while you won’t need to see ‘The Dark Crystal’ to fully enjoy this story, it likely wouldn’t hurt. Of course, the special effects might not live up to the high standards of today’s viewers. The puppetry is still amazing, but some of the rest has fallen behind to what can be done today.
Still, ‘The Dark Crystal’ was a solid story, and the new series looks to be doing it justice.
The new prequel wants you to “Light the fires of resistance! Join Deet, Rian, and Brea on an epic quest to find hope in darkness, save Thra, and reveal their destiny. Nothing will ever be the same.”
You can watch ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ trailer right here!
I can’t get over how stunning the Jim Henson Company has been able to make this look under the guiding hand of director Louis Leterrier. One can only hope that this ends up being a hit and that we’ll see multiple seasons of this series go into development.
What did you think of the full trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’? Are you looking forward to checking out the series when it is released at the end of the month? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit, and an epic battle for the planet begins.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres August 30.
Source: Netflix’s YouTube