With the release date nearing, Netflix this week shares the final trailer for its prequel series to Jim Henson’s beloved 1982 film, The Dark Crystal. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance takes place many years before the events in the movie, highlighted using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.
The world of Thra is dying in Age of Resistance, as the source of its power, the Crystal of Truth, has become damaged and corrupted by the evil Skeksis, leaving a sickness spreading across the land. Now it’s up to three Gelfling to lead a rebellion and save their world after they discover the terrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power.
The Gelfling are voiced by Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, Lena Headey, and Hannah John-Kamen, while Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Benedict Wong, and Awkwafina voice the Skeksis and Mystics. Sigourney Weaver voices The Narrator, and Donna Kimball voices Aughra.
Directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by The Jim Henson Company, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to Netflix via 10 one-hour episodes August 30.