What’s amazing about this new series adaptation/prequel to the 1982 film, “The Dark Crystal” is that it appears they have once again used puppetry rather than moving everything to just CGI. Or perhaps they’ve done it so well that it fools the eye. It continues the groundbreaking work of Jim Henson, who moved from the Muppets to Yoda to the entirely puppeted world of “The Dark Crystal”.
I have to confess that I’ve never seen the original film. But perhaps that’s okay since this takes place before, and knowing the outcome might ruin things. So there!
Terrific voice cast including Taron Egerton, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Izzard, Simon Pegg, Awkwafina, Harvey Fierstein and Mark Hamill.
Here is a featurette with the cast and crew of the new series which begins Friday, August 30th on Netflix: