The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – More Images and August Release Date Announced

Netflix has announced the release date for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, a prequel series to the classic 80’s film, as August 30th. There are also some new images released for the ten 1-hour episodes that features an all-star cast.

The lead cast are:

  • Rian – Taron Egerton (Kingsman)
  • Brea – Anya Taylor Joy (The Witch)
  • Deet – Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones)

Our heroes hail from 3 of the 7 Gelfling clans. Brea, from the noble Vapra who live in the Gelfling capital city, Rian, a Crystal Castle guard from the fierce Stonewood clan, and, Deet of the cave-dwelling Grottans who never set foot above ground.


Other Gelfling cast include:

  • 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)
  • Aughra – Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders)

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.

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