Netflix and The Jim Henson Company previewed even more from the forthcoming sequel series to Jim Henson’s fantasy masterpiece, The Dark Crystal this week at San Diego Comic-Con. We previewed The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance back here at borg in May, including all the voice cast playing characters both familiar and new.
The new footage shows a little more of what is coming next month, plus it offers some behind the scenes imagery, with brief commentary from creators, including director Louis Leterrier, executive producer Lisa Henson, production designer Gavin Bocquet, creature and costume designer Brian Froud, assistant costume designer Wendy Froud, and actor Simon Pegg, the new voice of Chamberlain. What is clear is that Jim Henson would likely have approved of their method. We’ll have to wait to see it to confirm whether it also has the heart, the wonder, and the fear of the original.
The Muppet-like characters so far look as good as anything The Jim Henson Company has created. Aughra, the Skeksis, the new Fizzgig, and new Gelflings also appear to be faithful updates to the originals. At SDCC the director announced a behind-the-scenes documentary is also in the works.
Take a look at the new footage and behind the scenes glimpses at The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance:
The entire 10-episode season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance arrives August 30, 2019, only on Netflix.