The stars have aligned for Netflix’s “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the prequel series to Jim Henson’s beloved 1982 film “The Dark Crystal.”
The fantasy series will tell an epic new story, set many years before the events of the movie, using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects. It is expected to premiere sometime in 2019.
The star-studded voice cast includes Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham-Carter, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg.
The leads are “Kingsman” Taron Egerton as Rian, “The Witch” breakout Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea, and “Game of Thrones” alum Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet.
In the series, the world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth, the heart of Thra and a source of untold power, has been damaged and corrupted by the evil Skekis. When three Gelfing heroes uncover the horrific truth, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.
The announced voice stars are below, as are three images Netflix released from the series:Gelflings:
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 Skesis & Mystics:
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 CrystalPGJuly 10th, 199066metacriticBased on 13 Critics
Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard. Read More
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