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Netflix Is Rebooting “The Dark Crystal” And Every Jim Henson Fan Should Be Happy Crying Right Now

Time to dust off your Gelfling ears.

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Because Netflix loves us all, they just announced a prequel series to the iconic 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal.

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It's going to be called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and here's the magical teaser below:

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The 10-part series is set to begin shooting this fall with no official release date yet announced.

For those of you who don't know, The Dark Crystal was a landmark movie.

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It was co-directed by Jim Henson and legendary voice actor/long time collaborator Frank Oz (Miss Piggy, Yoda) and told the fantastical story of an elf-like "Gelfling" who set out on a mission to save the world. Think of it like Lord of the Rings with puppets?

The animatronics and puppetry that were used in the film were considered ground-breaking at the time and it has since garnered a major cult following.

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And given Netflix's INCREDIBLE track-record with original productions, I'm willing to bet a cracked magical crystal or two that this is gonna be EFFING amazing.


I mean, just LOOK at this beautiful concept art!


Holding onto my life essence until the release date!

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