Netflix is treating The Dark Crystal fans to a wealth of new details on their upcoming The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series. The streaming service confirmed this new adventure will premiere on Friday, August 30, 2019 and they released new official photos. Season one of the series, produced by The Jim Henson Company, will consist of 10 hour-long episodes.
Netflix also confirmed the series’ voice cast and identified some of the characters they will be helping to bring to life.
Louis Leterrier directs and executive produces with Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Blanca Lista are co-executive producers.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Cast and Characters:
- Taron Egerton is Rian
- Anya Taylor-Joy is Brea
- Nathalie Emmanuel is Deet
- Donna Kimball is Aughra
- Victor Yerrid is Hup
Additional Gelfling characters are voiced by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.
The Skeksis and Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg. Puppeteers Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, and Neil Sterenberg are also lending their voices to the production.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic 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.