It looks like the the sequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s classic “The Dark Crystal” is leaving development hell, but unfortunately only as a comic book mini-series.
BOOM! Studios and The Henson Company have announced plans for a twelve-issue comic mini-series titled “The Power of the Dark Crystal” based on the unproduced screenplay.
“The Power of the Dark Crystal” is set decades after the original, with Jen and Kira distracted by the pressures of ruling Thra and no longer in touch with the needs of the people. A Fireling called Thurma sets out to steal a shard of the Dark Crystal which she intends to restore power to her realm. That mission might also restore the Skeksis as well.
The David Odell, Annette Odell and Craig Pearce’s script will be adapted by British writer Si Spurrier with Kelly and Nichole Matthews providing the artwork for the comic.
The first issue is set to be released digitally and in store February 15th.