The Dark Crystal Netflix series announced, McFarlane on board for Jim Henson toys

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

May 19th 2017 at 9:42AM
UPDATED May 19th 2017 at 10:55AM
The Dark Crystal Netflix series announced, McFarlane on board for Jim Henson toys

Netflix has released a teaser for the prequel series, while McFarlane Toys is to produce The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth toys.

Netflix has announced a new prequel series to cult Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal, coming exclusively to the video streaming service at an unconfirmed date. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a ten episode prequel series, following the story of the battle between the Skeksis and the Mystics with the innocent Gelflings caught in the middle.

The 1982 animatronic-puppetry film became famous for its lavish world filled with fantastical creatures devised by the mind of Jim Henson. The new series will feature an ensemble of fantastical characters created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, with Brian Froud, the concept designer for both The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, contributing to the prequel’s character design.

View the teaser trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance below.

Elsewhere, McFarlane Toys has announced plans for a new line of figures based on classic films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

The upcoming toys will include a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth the Goblin King, and for The Dark Crystal,fans can look forward to figures of Jen and Kira. Each figure will be highly detailed and come fully articulated to recreate iconic movie scenes. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal branded detailed bases.

“The beautifully created figures from the talented team at McFarlane Toys will bring to life these iconic characters and allow our fans to show their passion and enthusiasm for these beloved fantasy productions,” said Nicole Goldman, executive vice president, Marketing/PR and Education Initiatives for The Jim Henson Company.

“Jim Henson was one of the most visually creative minds, and these incredible movies are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Todd McFarlane, owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We pride ourselves on our creativity and attention to detail, and to be able to make figures of these iconic characters is something pretty special.”

The Labyrinth figures will hit shelves in November whilst The Dark Crystal line is slated for Spring 2018.