It’s time to return to Thra.
In Netflix’s brand new behind-the-scenes video, watch the voice cast and creators of THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE discuss returning to Jim Henson’s creation almost 40 years later and getting the chance to expand and enrich this already beloved world.
THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE will premiere only on Netflix on August 30, 2019. Check out the featurette below and let us know what you think.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE tells a new 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.
The Gelfling are voiced by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”), Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Harris Dickinson (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), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), and Hannah John-Kamen (“Game of Thrones”).
The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by: Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), 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”), Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians). Sigourney Weaver voices The Narrator. Aughra is voiced by Donna Kimball.
The series is directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk). It is produced by The Jim Henson Company, Ritamarie Peruggi, Tim Wellspring, Cameron Richardson, and Vivian Lee. It is executive produced by Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Halle Stanford, Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Blanca Lista.