The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’s First Trailer Has Arrived And It Looks Kind Of Spooky

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s first trailer has just landed and it’s quite a lot spookier than I thought it would be. The show will land on Netflix on August 30th.

Netflix really enjoys taking old properties and reinventing them. When it was revealed that they would be making a sequel series to the 1982 film, The Dark Crystal, I couldn’t help but think it was a match made in heaven.

Jim Henson’s film became something of a cult hit. People loved the world, the story and the dark tone. And all this was achieved with muppets. Incredible! It was at the cutting edge of visual effects and still holds up today.

The trailer for the upcoming series, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, has landed and it shows that it’ll keep the same tone and muppets from the original film, however, it’ll have a slightly modern sheen on it.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s new poster

According to Netflix, the series will return, “to the world of Thra and it’ll be an all-new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

“Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s ground-breaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.

“The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land.

“When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.”

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Image via Netflix

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The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance will land on the streaming service on August 30th.

Are you ready for this new chapter in the Dark Crystal saga? Let us know in the comments below.

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