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The prequel will use the same style of practical effects as the original movie.
Netflix posted a surprise teaser for the series, featuring concept art and puppets in the style of the Jim Henson classic. The new series will use similar live-action filmmaking, working with the Jim Henson Company and Brian Froud, the fantasy artist who worked on the original movie.
We’ve seen hints of a new Dark Crystal for a while now, including a comic book inspired by the film’s unproduced sequel. This is an exciting day for fans of Jim Henson and his iconic use of practical effects.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.