‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Screens First Episode at SDCC After Five Years of Development

IndieWire | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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On Friday, Netflix aired the first episode from its highly-anticipated series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” delighting fans crowded into San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H – and the streaming giant additionally released a sneak peek of a “making of” documentary special that will serve almost as an 11th episode of the series.

The documentary will allow audiences an opportunity to experience the intricate, handcrafted artwork that populates every frame of “Resistance,” director Louis Leterrier explained at a press conference before the panel.

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“Resistance” has been in the works for over five years and is a prequel, not a reboot, of the original 1982 feature film “The Dark Crystal”. The timeline caused some questioning if fans would be distracted during the series by knowing where the story eventually ends up.

“We don’t really expect the audience to be thinking about that when they’re watching this,” executive producer – and daughter of Jim Henson, creator of “The Muppets” and co-director of the original film – Lisa Henson remarked when asked, speaking to the poetic nature of knowing our own narratives will change profoundly in the far future.

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In addition to Henson and Leterrier, the panel featured stars Taron Egerton and Mark Hamill, both of whom reveled in the ability to participate in the project. “To be able to do the things you loved as a kid,” Mark Hamill remarked, “I’m the luckiest guy in the world....
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