Last year it was announced that Netflix and The Jim Henson Company were teaming up on a 10-episode prequel to the cult 80s fantasy The Dark Crystal entitled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and now we’ve got three first-look images from the series featuring Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as the Gelfling heroes Rian, Brea, and Deet.
In addition to Egerton, Taylor-Joy and Emmanuel, the series is also set to feature a star-studded cast that includes 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 (Divergent), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Kingsman), Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (The Predator), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).
“To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life,” adds Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original series. “I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favorite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time.”
The official synopsis reads:
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 Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will premiere on Netflix in 2019.