We have some brand new images from Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to share. This series will serve as a prequel to Jim Henson's beloved cult classic and has been in the works for some time. Relatively few details have been made available since we first learned of the project in 2017. Now, we have some absolutely stunning new images that show off some of the practical puppet effects being used to bring us back to the world of Thra.
The images highlight characters such as the Skeksis Emperor, the Gelfling character known as the Librarian, Deet, voiced by Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel and the Scientist Skeksis. The main takeaway here is that these images truly look like they belong in the world created by Jim Henson in 1982. It's clear this show is taking so long to actually arrive on Netflix because they are truly making sure, at least in terms of appearance, that this lives up to fan expectations. If they can release a full trailer that looks equally as stunning, this could prove to be a big deal for the streaming service.
The absolutely stacked cast for the series is headlined by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass)) and the previously mentioned Nathalie Emmanuel as a trio of Gelfling heroes. The rest of the Gelfling characters will be voiced by Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (Harry Potter), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean's Thirteen), Theo James (How It Ends), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avengers), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Shazam) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider). The Skeksis and Mystics will be voiced by Harvey Fierstein (Mrs. Doubtfire), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Olafur Darri Olafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Fallout), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars).
Netflix initially announced the full series cast in December 2018, but official updates have been slim ever since we first learned of the show. What we know for sure is that the streaming service has been working very closely with The Jim Henson Company on the show to make sure its worth of the Dark Crystal name. We also know that Louis Leterrier, of The Incredible Hulk and Now You See Me Fame, serves as executive producer/director of the series.
For the time being, it isn't clear when Netflix plans to release the series, though we'd guess it will be sometime this year. Could these photos signal that a teaser trailer is on the way? Fingers crossed on that front. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will consist of 10 episodes and take place years before the events of the original 1982 movie. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. Be sure to check out the new images from Empire Magazine below.