Netflix has finally secured a release date for all 10 episodes of the upcoming Jim Henson TV series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The evil Skeksis will return late this summer. Along with the big news, we also get six more fresh images from the show, which are absolutely breathtaking.
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. You can see both the new Gelfling and the return of the Skeksis in the stunning images below.
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.
Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes. The Gelfling characters are voiced by Taron Egerton (Rian), Anya Taylor-Joy (Brea), Nathalie Emmanuel (Deet), 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, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg. None of their proper names have been revealed in this latest tease, but they are shown off in all their practical puppet glory in the images provided by Netflix.
Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball. Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid as Hup.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is being hailed as one of Netflix's most anticipated original series of summer, with all 10 episodes set to drop on Friday, August 30, 2019 for proper binge streaming. Louis Leterrier is directing all of these new episodes. He is working closely alongside the Henson family, executive producing alongside Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Executive producers include Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Blanca Lista. Ritamarie Peruggi is credited as the sole producer on the show, with Line Producer Tim Wellspring, Associate Producer Cameron Richardson and Co-Producer: Vivian Lee.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a production of the Jim Henson Company, and each of the ten episodes will run one hour apiece. So this is basically like getting a ten hour sequel to the original 1982 Dark Crystal, which will make quite a few fans who have been waiting over thirty years to revisit this world. You can check out the images courtesy of Netflix Streaming Service.