The Dark Crystal reboot moves forward
Things are progressing on the The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with an end-of-year shoot currently on the cards.
The Jim Henson Company in LA is behind the small-screen prequel to the cult 1982 fantasy feature film, which will be delivered to Netflix as a hefty 10 x 60 series.
The series will be set many years before the events of the original film, with Louis Leterrier in place to direct. Longtime Henson collaborator Ritamarie Peruggi produces.
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Netflix’ production presence in the UK has been rising steadily both with original commissions – such as The Dark Crystal reboot - and acquisitions.
The streaming giant (along with Canal+) is currently backing Safe, Harlan Coben’s second original TV drama series currently in pre-production at Red, and has commissioned 8 x 60 drama The Innocents from New Pictures, which is due to begin filming later this summer.
Also from Netflix is feature film Outlaw King, a historical drama about Scottish king Robert The Bruce, now in pre-production readying for a late summer shoot in Scotland.
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Picture via Jim Henson Company and Netflix.
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