The voice cast of Netflix’s upcoming original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has just expanded by six. Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey joins to voice Maudra Fara and Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) has been cast to voice The Myth-Speaker. Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) will voice The Collector, Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame) is The Collector, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) is Naia, and Dave Goelz is voicing the Fizzgig, Baffi.
“I am so grateful to this dedicated and gifted ensemble who has so beautifully voiced the characters performed by our puppeteers. Gathering such highly skilled performers was only possible because of their love and respect for Jim Henson’s work and his ongoing legacy,” said Louis Leterrier, Director and Executive Producer of The Dark Crystal prequel series.
Season one consists of 10 one-hour episodes directed by Louis Leterrier. Leterrier, Lisa Henson, and Halle Stanford serve as executive producers.
Netflix has set an August 30, 2019 premiere date.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Plot, Voice Cast and Characters:
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.
Taron Egerton (Rocketman) as Rian
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Brea
Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) as Tavra
Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) as All-Maudra
Harris Dickinson (Trust) as Gurjin
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Onica
Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) as Cadia
Theo James (The Divergent Series) as Rek’yr
Toby Jones (Wayward Pines) as Librarian
Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Kylan
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Seladon
Mark Strong (Kingsman) as Ordon
Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) as Mira
The Skeksis & Mystics:
Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy) as The Gourmand
Mark Hamill (Child’s Play, Star Wars) as The Scientist
Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones) as The Hunter
Jason Isaacs (The OA) as The Emperor
Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as The Ritual Master
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer
Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) as The Chamberlain
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) as The Heretic
Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders). Alice Dinnean is The Ornamentalist, Louise Gold is Maudra Argot, Neil Sterenberg is The Scroll-Keeper, and Victor Yerrid voices Hup.