Netflix’s prequel series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is headed our way on Friday, August 30, and the final trailer for the practical effects-driven return to Thra has arrived.
The new trailer invites you to join Deet, Rian and Brea on a quest to find hope in darkness, save Thra, and reveal their destiny. This looks absolutely *fantastic*, a stunning showcase of old school effects that’s sure to win over the hearts of Jim Henson fans who grew up loving the 1982 film. I feel pretty confident in saying the team has done Henson proud here.
This may very well end up being the most downright epic story ever told with puppets.
The 10-episode fantasy adventure series takes place many years before the events of the film.
The voice cast is led by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.
Sigourney Weaver, Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Hannah John-Kamen and Dave Goelz also lend their voices to the new series.
Other Gelfling characters are voiced by:
- Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
- Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech)
- Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2)
- Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones)
- Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen)
- Theo James (The Divergent Series)
- Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery)
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox)
- Mark Strong (Kingsman)
- Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider)
The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by:
- Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song)
- Mark Hamill (Knightfall, Star Wars)
- Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones)
- Jason Isaacs (The OA)
- Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele)
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective)
- Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible)
- Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the 1982 movie, and realized using classic puppetry combined 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.