Deadline reported this week that Neil Gaiman is working on a new incarnation of Jim Henson’s 1987 series The Storyteller. Each episode featured the Storyteller (played by John Hurt) sitting by the fireplace weaving dark and whimsical tales of mythology and early European folklore for his talking dog voiced by Brian Henson.
The Dark Crystal first entered the pop-culture fray as a fantastical theatrical offering during the 1982 Christmas season.
Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, featuring then-groundbreaking animatronics and imaginative creatures from Henson’s Creature Shop, the Tolkien-esque fantasy film earned its share of fans, but was hardly a box-office smash. However, its fandom has apparently endured enough to warrant Netflix’s greenlight for offshoot series The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance.
Netflix has given a 10-episode series order for The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, which will serve as a prequel, set, as they put it, “many years” before the events of the original 1982 movie, and a new behind the scenes pic shared by creature designer Tim Clarke reveals that this thing is going to be as old school as it gets…