The Dark Crystal is hardly as well known as any of Jim Henson's Muppet or Sesame Street creations, but its cult is extremely devoted. The 1982 fantasy film was not an immediate success, as it was a darker departure from Henson's previous all-ages entertainment. But it gained many fans over the years, to the point that Netflix has spent a lot of money on a new prequel series called Age of Resistance.
The show still features practical puppet work, along with some top-notch CGI for the more magical elements of the show. The 10-hour first season follows three Gelfling (voiced by Rocketman's Taron Egerton, Alita: Battle Angel's Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel) as they lead a rebellion to defeat the evil Skeksis and restore power to the Crystal of Truth and save their planet.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres Friday, August 30.