rick and morty season 4

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Netflix’s The Witcher has cast a batch of new actors to join star Henry Cavill
  • Jim Carrey‘s Showtime series Kidding has been picked up for season 2
  • Transparent is getting a musical episode in season 5
  • Rick and Morty‘s soundtrack is tearing up the charts
  • Learn about The Jim Henson Company‘s new dinosaur show Knights of Panterra
  • And more!
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The Witchlands TV show

The poor reception to their R-rated puppet noir film The Happytime Murders hasn’t seemed to negatively impact The Jim Henson Company yet, because they’ve just announced a brand new project. The company will produce a live-action The Witchlands TV show based on the bestselling fantasy novel series, and the artists at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will be designing and creating characters for the show.
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The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance logo

We hadn’t given much thought to more stories set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal since the long-brewing sequel was abandoned and turned into a comic book last year. But now, during the 35th anniversary year of the original 1982 movie, it looks like we’ll be returning to the world of Thra once again.

Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have announced a new prequel TV series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Learn everything we know about it and watch a quick teaser below.
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Top Puppet Competition Show

There’s no doubt that The Jim Henson Company is host to the masters of puppetry. That’s where the best in the business bring pieces of plastic and fabric to life and bring joy to children and adults alike. Between The Muppets and Sesame Street, generations have been touched by the work of these master puppets, and now they’re going to help find the next great puppeteer.

NBC is teaming with The Jim Henson Company, The Voice production company Talpa Media and Universal Television Alternative Studios for Top Puppet, a new competition special with the goal of finding the next great puppet act.

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Labyrinth sequel

The Jim Henson Company is moving forward with an animated adaptation of Eva Ibbotson‘s 1979 book Which Witch?, with Billy Crystal co-writing and set to play a role. But that’s not the bit you might be excited to read about. The bit that could get your attention is that, along with that film, The Jim Henson Company is also developing a slate of films tied to properties you might be more invested in already. The big one is that a Labyrinth sequel is in development at the company.

Update: Another source says the Labyrinth sequel talk is over-inflated, and not to expect anything to come of it.

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