The Dark Crystal series announces major exhibit at BFI Southbank

You’ll be able to check out sets, puppets and costumes from Netflix’s spinoff of Jim Henson’s cult classic.

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Charles Bramesco

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If you have a penchant for puppetry, you’re in luck. Netflix has already announced a release date of 30 August for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a serialised spinoff of Jim Henson’s classic puppet-based fantasy. But fans in the UK will soon get the chance to experience the show on an immersive level available nowhere else.

The BFI Southbank will host ‘INTO THRA’, a free exhibition dedicated to the upcoming series, from 23 August through 6 September. In addition to a wide selection of sets, figures, and costumes from the production, the run will also include puppet workshops, Q&A sessions and a behind-the-scenes gallery going through the making-of process.

In the new series, three fantastical creatures known as Gelflings must defend all that is good from The Skeksis, a species of evil avian-reptile mutants. At the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal with both the heroes and villains, along with the rest of the creepy critters dreamt up by the Jim Henson Company.

Published 20 Jun 2019

Tags: BFI Jim Henson Netflix The Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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