Netflix has announced that the upcoming Netflix Original Series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel to Jim Henson‘s 1982 fantasy adventure classic, The Dark Crystal, will launch globally on Netflix on 30 August 2019.
Directed by Louis Leterrier and executive produced by Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, and Halle Stanford, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance features a star-studded voice cast including: Taron Egerton (Rian), Anya Taylor-Joy (Brea), Nathalie Emmanuel (Deet), Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander as the Gelfling; Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg as the Skeksis & Mystics; Donna Kimball as Aughra; Victor Yerrid as Hup; and puppeteers Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg as additional characters.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the original movie, and realised 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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