I was always a big Jim Henson fan growing up. I never missed the Muppet Show and I loved all the movies. Dark Crystal and Labyrinth were among my favorite movies. Those movies hold up well even now.
Netflix has another potential big hit on their hands with the new Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series. They have ordered a 10 episode series that will serve as the prequel to the original Dark Crystal movie.
Since this series is a prequel to the movie we will probably see some of the characters from the movie like Emperor Skeksis and Aughra. The official plot description from Netflix is “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.”
Looks like the time frame will be just after one of the Urskeks accidentally cracked the crystal unleashing the Skeksis and all sorts of chaos, but before Jen and Kira embark on their epic journey. We should see the rise of the Skeksis and the darkness they threw over the world of Thra.
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