Light the fires. Save the world within our world.

Return to Thra, the world of Jim Henson’s classic fantasy film The Dark Crystal, in the new 10-episode Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Follow the adventure of three young Gelfling as they discover a horrifying secret and set out on a journey to ignite the fires of rebellion.

Produced by Netflix and The Jim Henson Company, Age of Resistance features a wealth of talent and received universal acclaim, praised as a “staggering artistic achievement” (Vulture) and “quite simply, one of the all-time great fantasy epics” (

Age of Resistance Writer’s Room

In the spring of 2017, J.M. joined the Age of Resistance team in Los Angeles as a staff writer and creative consultant. Among other things, he worked on extended universe continuity, setting and character descriptions, and the script for Episode 102, Nothing is Simple Anymore.

Podling Linguistics

J.M. also created the language spoken by the boisterous and playful Podlings. The Podling language includes a full grammar and a lexicon of over 500 words, many of which were created on-the-fly for semi-improvised scenes by Victor Yerrid, who performs the Podling Paladin Hup and delivers the majority of the Podling language lines.

Learn more about J.M.’s work behind the scenes in the documentary, “The Crystal Calls – Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” now available on Netflix.

Media Tie-In Books

Take to the page and explore The Dark Crystal: Heroes of the Resistance, a visual character guide to the fantastical world of Thra. And when you’ve adventured enough, settle down to meditate on Aughra’s Wisdom of Thra, a magical gift book illustrated by Cory Godbey.

Published by Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Nov 12, 2019 | 88 Pages ISBN 9780593095393

Published by Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Nov 12, 2019 | 40 Pages ISBN 9780593094327

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