We have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER for Netflix’s upcoming series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and thanks to Empire Magazine (and also the Dark Crystal Podcast via Twitter), we’ve got a set of photos to share.
Aren’t those Skeksis just GORGEOUS?!
These four images join the ones that had been released previously, along with the character descriptions:
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 about the series:
“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 set release date has been revealed yet, but Netflix says sometime in 2019. We’ll of course let you know what we hear about it.