Netflix has released new images and a premiere date for The Dark Crystal prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which is based on the iconic 1982 film from pioneer Jim Henson. The series consists of 10 one-hour episodes and returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure, as three Gelfing discover the horrifying secret behind Skeksis’ power and set out on a journey to ignite the fires of rebellion to save their world. Spearheaded by director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Now You See Me), Age of Resistance maintains the puppets that made Henson’s original film so endearing. The show will use a mixture of the Henson puppeteering and cutting-edge visual effects.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premiere date has been set for August 30, 2019, with all 10 episodes dropping at once. In conjuction with the premiere date announcement, Netflix has also released some new images that you can check out below, teasing some intense action to come.
The voice leads for the series are Kingsman star Taron Egerton as Rian, The Witch breakout Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea, and Game of Thrones alum Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet—our three Gelfing heroes. Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders).
Beyond them, the rest of the voice cast is listed below:
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)
Here’s the official synopsis for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance:
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.