A key part of Netflix‘s original content strategy appears to involve executives ruffling through used DVD bins at the local supermarket, finding things with even a tiny bit of nostalgia value and then hunting down the probably long-dead rights owners.

Next off the production line: everyone’s favourite horrifying mutant bird puppet movie The Dark Crystal. I have extremely vague memories of watching the original Jim Henson puppets in the film as a kid and being utterly horrified – so I’m obviously very excited for Netflix to dredge up that trauma.
The teaser for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance plays on some file footage of Henson himself discussing his pride in the original project. Because nothing gets the kids pumped up for a show revival than JIM HENSON HIMSELF.
Accordint to Netflix, Age of Resistance will cover the backstory of the evil Skeksis‘ rise to power. The Skeksis, for the uninitiated, are the fucked up bird/vulture creatures. You’re welcome.
Here’s the full presser description:
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with 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.
The 1980’s fantasy revival is going strong. Now give me more Highlander.
Source: Netflix.
Photo: The Dark Crystal.