THE DARK CRYSTAL Prequel Director Sets the Record Straight on CG vs Puppetry in Upcoming Series; Plus a Cool Photo From the Show

Fans of so many 1980s films are tied to the way things were made back then. Practical effects, elaborate costumes, and puppetry were the thread of some of the greatest classics that gave us our love of film that has carried us into adulthood.

I don’t have to tell you that one of the greatest disappointments of the Star Wars franchise was that the prequel films were filled with CG. Many fans were really sad and felt that the the CG felt fake and disjointed from the other films. The damage is done with those films, but we have good news regarding the upcoming prequel series for The Dark Crystal.

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, set 1,000 years before the events of the original movie, is being done on a hugely masterful scale. Here’s what director Louis Leterrier had to say to Pilot TV (via Empire) about the massive undertaking that is the series:

“We are throwing everything at this. Nobody’s fooled by CG any more. We know when something is CG. Puppets, we know someone had to [work them]… And we’re pushing puppeteering beyond anything anyone has done before.” And for anyone who’s not up to speed on their Dark Crystal lore? “Even if you haven’t seen the movie, it’s still really exciting,” he assures.

That is great to hear! It looks like fans of the movie will be happy with this series. Check out the first piece of art from the series from Pilot TV of the Skesis, and let us know if you are excited for the prequel. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will hit Netflix on August 30th. Will you be tuning in?

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