Netflix has just cast several big names in its upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which serves as a prequel to the classic 1982 feature film from The Jim Henson Company.
Joining the series are Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal).
Age of Resistance will be directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me), who will also executive produce alongside Lisa Henson, Halle Stanford, Rita Peruggi and Blanca Lista. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year) and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100).
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 features a star-studded voice cast that includes Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), 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 (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), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal).
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will premiere on August 30th.