Today marks the 34th anniversary of the release of the Jim Henson masterpiece The Dark Crystal. To celebrate such a milestone, Netflix has released a ton of information about their upcoming 10-part prequel series, Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance.
Here are three Gelfling heroes from the Age of Resistance-
There was also newly released cast list, including Helena Bonham-Carter, Toby Jones, Alicia Vikander, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg.
That’s not everyone, either, as additional voice list is pretty impressive. For the Gelflings: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), and Mark Strong (Kingsman).
The Skeksis & Mystic” will be voiced by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song), Mark Hamill (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). Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
A familiar face from the first Dark Crystal, wise woman Aughra, will also appear in this new series, and will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders).
Netflix said in a statement:
“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. 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.”
No release date has been revealed yet, but we’re assured it’ll be sometime in 2019.