Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ocean’s 8, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Samuel Sim (Awake, The Halcyon, Home Fires) have been tapped to score the upcoming Netflix fantasy adventure series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The show directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) is a prequel to the classic 1982 feature (scored by Trevor Jones), and follows three young Gelflings as they inspire a rebellion against the cruel emperor when they discover a horrifying secret. Leterrier is also executive producing project with Lisa Henson (Good Boy, Julie’s Greenroom) and Halle Stanford (Sid the Science Kid) for The Jim Henson company. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will premiere in 2019 exclusively on Netflix.

Pemberton also has the animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse coming up. Sim’s upcoming projects also include the Starz limited series The Spanish Princess, which he is co-scoring with Chris Egan.

  1. Lucas Wilson says:

    It’s awesome to see Daniel get more of these big roles. He is one of the best composers working right now imo

  2. HLP says:

    I was so much hoping for a return of Trevor Jones…

  3. Franco says:

    Even Trevor Jones wouldn’t be coming back for this project, as lead composer or even as a consultant, I hope they reuse his main themes. Like Star Wars and Harry Potter, these signify as much of a thumbprint in the film’s character as the puppetry. Bringing back Jim Henson’s workshop is definitely a plus, but I do hope we hear the themes again, as interpreted by Pemberton and Sim. I’d be happy even with the main overture to play only during the title sequence and credits. But please please play them…

  4. Gruson says:

    Please please please use the main themes from the original by Trevor Jones. They’re classics and need to be used. Landstrider theme better return when they’re running again. Main theme during credits. Fingers crossed.

  5. Brian Stokes says:

    Ugh, they only used a few notes of his main theme. It sucks because the show is very good, but this is either a big oversight, or a tragic problem involving rights maybe. The lack here mars an otherwise good show.