The first behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s new series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance managed to blow everyone’s socks off. Now we have a new full length trailer for the new series, and it is indeed a thing of beauty to behold.
Based on the Jim Henson’s 1982 cult classic film, The Dark Crystal, Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story. It’s one set many years before the events of the original movie, and realized combining classic puppetry with cutting edge modern visual effects. In this prequel series, 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.
Age of Resistance has an insane voice cast, with actors from a metric ton of genre favorite projects. Included in this impressive ensemble as the heroic Gelflings are Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet, Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) as Tavra, Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (Divergent), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Shazam!), Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), and Hannah John-Kamen (Game of Thrones).
The roles of the Skeksis and Mystics are being brought to life by Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Muppet puppeteer Donna Kimball as Aughra. And last but certainly not least, two bonafide genre legends join the cast– Star Wars’ Mark Hamill and Aliens’ own Sigourney Weaver, playing the Narrator.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance drops on Netflix on August 30th.
Images: Jim Henson Company / Netflix