'The Dark Crystal' Is Being Rebooted as a Ballet
The Royal Opera House's new show will feature puppets and props from Jim Henson's Creature Shop
The company announced its 2021-2022 run of Jim Henson Company-cosigned show titled The Dark Crystal: Odyssey, just six months after Netflix unceremoniously cancelled its gorgeous reboot The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance after only one season.
The new stage show, described as a "magical coming-of-age story" for family audiences, will feature puppets and props provided by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Odyssey will be directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor.
It's no Age of Resistance Season 2, but it'll have to do for now.
See the announcement below.
In their 2021/22 season, @RoyalOperaHouse presents The Dark Crystal: Odyssey, a new dance work for family audiences, directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor. #JimHensonCompany #DarkCrystal #RoyalOperaHouse https://t.co/SAjvk0b0o2 pic.twitter.com/sJkHAghefl— The Dark Crystal (@darkcrystal) March 23, 2021