Brian and Wendy Froud, the designers who met while working on The Dark Crystal and went on to work with The Jim Henson Company on Labyrinth and, more recently, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, are working with Amazon MGM Studios and the Henson Company to adapt their work into a television show.
Variety broke the news that Brian, Wendy, and their son Toby (a puppeteer in his own right who also played the baby in Labyrinth) will executive produce the project, which is currently going by the singular word, Faerie.
Here’s the official synopsis for the series, per Variety:
When the Faeries kidnap an unsuspecting father, his family must venture into the Faerie realm to rescue him. Through their journey, they will discover their inner strength and unique potential, challenging the expectations that the human world has put upon them. At its core, Faerie is a story of perseverance and the strength of a family’s love, filled with magic, adventure, and self-discovery at every age.
If you’ve seen any of the movies mentioned above, then you’re familiar with the Frouds’ work. One of their combined efforts is the book titled Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales. It even had its own book trailer, which gives us an additional sense of the likely vibe for the upcoming series.
The project is still in its early days, so no news yet on casting or even when it will go into production, much less make its way to a television near you.
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