Netflix is going all out with their upcoming The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series. Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen, and Dave Goelz have all joined the cast of the absolutely massive prequel series to Jim Henson Company's groundbreaking 1982 movie. In addition to the new castings, the streaming platform has also released a bunch of new images, which are sure to get fans hyped for the upcoming release date.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance features Lena Headey as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong as The General, Awkwafina as The Collector, Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker, Hannah John-Kamen as Naia, Dave Goelz as Baffi, a Fizzgig. Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel also lead the voice cast, as Rian, Brea and Deet, respectively. Other 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 & Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's trailblazing 1982 movie, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the original, 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.
Netflix is releasing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and fans could not be more excited. The first trailer was recently released and it was mind blowing. Netflix must have set aside quite a bit of cash in order to make something like this. They have some big shoes to fill since the original movie is so beloved, but from the looks of things, they are doing a great job. The classic look of the puppets, paired with new technology looks like it a treat for audiences who have been waiting years to see the prequel.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres August 30th, exclusively on Netflix. Looking at the new images from the series and the recently release trailer, a lot of hard work and effort went into making the prequel series. One has to wonder how Netflix was able to pull all of this off and it is going to be interesting to see how long-time fans react to it when it finally becomes available. While we wait to see, you can check out some images from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance below, thanks to Netflix.