We cannot WAIT for everyone to see the incredible magic Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have created with “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” live-action series.
Originally conceived as an animated prequel to the 1982 classic, the powers that be at Netflix decided the tale needed to have the same beautiful puppetry and practical effects to make the World of Thra come to life again.
A brand new featurette was just released for the 10-part series (technically 11, but the final “episode” is a documentary about the creation of the new series), and gives fans a little bit more insight into the process.
Like the voice cast recording their parts to already-shot footage (a question we actually asked during the press conference at San Diego Comic-Con, keep an eye out for that article closer to the release date), and the return of the Frouds (Brian, Wendy, and Toby!) as art directors and more!
he Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will star-
The Gelfling Voice Cast:
Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Rian, Anya Taylor-Joy (The VVitch) 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 (forthcoming Maleficent 2) 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 (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Librarian, Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Kylan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Seladon, Mark Strong (Kingsman) as Ordon, and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) as Mira.
The Skeksis & Mystics Voice Cast:
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 (Key and Peele) as The Ritual Master, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer, Simon Pegg(Mission Impossible) as The Chamberlain, and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as The Heretic.
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame) as The General, Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as The Collector, Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia, and Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal) as Baffi, a Fizzgig.
A familiar face from the first Dark Crystal, wise woman Aughra, will also appear in this new series, and will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders).
The 10-episode series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will hit Netflix on August 30th, 2019.