‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Cast and Characters Revealed!! Check It Out!!

Netflix has announced additional voice cast joining The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the epic prequel series to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. The fan-favorite world began with Henson’s groundbreaking movie, which he co-directed with Frank Oz. From inception to release, The Dark Crystal was seven years in the making and has since gone on to become a cult classic around the world. Visually conceived by Creature and Costume Designer Brian Froud, Thra, the setting for this epic story, is teeming with characters brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, including Gelfling heroes, villainous Skeksis, wise Mystics, and a host of original creatures. You can get your first look at the new cast and their characters in our massive gallery below.

A new generation will soon be able to experience the wonder of this world, when The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to Netflix globally on August 30th. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the original movie, and comes to life 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.

Newly announced voice cast include:

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Maudra Fara

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Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame) as The General

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Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as The Collector

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Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker (voice character only)

Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia

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Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal) as Baffi, a Fizzgig

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Additionally, Dinnean, Beccy Henderson and Sterenberg are the puppeteers for lead characters Brea, Deet, and Rian, respectively. Core puppeteers for the production also include Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Dave Chapman, Kevin Clash, Damian Farrell, Helena Smee, Kat Smee, and Olly Taylor.

See more characters and casting announcements below!

The Gelfling

Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Rian

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Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Brea

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Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet

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Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) as Tavra

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Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) as All-Maudra

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Harris Dickinson (Maleficent 2) as Gurjin

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Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Onica

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Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) as Cadia

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Theo James (The Divergent Series) as Rek’yr

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Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Librarian

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Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Kylan

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Seladon

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Mark Strong (Kingsman) as Ordon

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Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) as Mira

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The Skeksis & Mystics

Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy) as The Gourmand

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Mark Hamill (Child’s Play, Star Wars) as The Scientist

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Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones) as The Hunter

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Jason Isaacs (The OA) as The Emperor

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Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as The Ritual Master

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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer

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Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible) as The Chamberlain

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Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) as The Heretic

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Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders) as Aughra (voice)

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Additional characters will also be voiced by their puppeteers from the production, including:

Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist

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Louise Gold as Maudra Argot

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Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper

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Victor Yerrid as Hup

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