“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Casts Lena Headey, Sigourney Weaver, Awkwafina and More

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is recruiting a “who’s who” from across the pop culture landscape for the epic prequel series to the 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Fans of the fantasy series will be treated to the vocal skills of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame) as The General, Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as The Collector, Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia, and Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal) as Baffi, a Fizzgig.

First Teaser Trailer for Netflix Series 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Hits!

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Directed and executive produced by Louis Leterrier, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance also stars:

The Gelfling

Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Rian, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Brea, Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet, Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) as Tavra, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) as All-Maudra, Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2) as Gurjin, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Onica, Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) as Cadia, Theo James (The Divergent Series) as Rek’yr, Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Librarian, Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Kylan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Seladon, Mark Strong (Kingsman) as Ordon, and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) as Mira.

The Skeksis & Mystics

Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy) as The Gourmand, Mark Hamill (Child’s Play, Star Wars) as The Scientist, Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones) as The Hunter, Jason Isaacs (The OA) as The Emperor, Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) as The Ritual Master, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer, Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) as The Chamberlain, and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as The Heretic.

Additional Characters

Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders), with the following characters voiced by their puppeteers from the production: Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist, Louise Gold as Maudra Argot, Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper, and Victor Yerrid as Hup.

Additionally, Dinnean, Beccy Henderson, and Sterenberg are the puppeteers for lead characters Brea, Deet, and Rian, respectively. Core puppeteers for the production also include Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Dave Chapman, Kevin Clash, Damian Farrell, Helena Smee, Kat Smee, and Olly Taylor.

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“I am so grateful to this dedicated and gifted ensemble who has so beautifully voiced the characters performed by our puppeteers. Gathering such highly skilled performers was only possible because of their love and respect for Jim Henson’s work and his ongoing legacy.”

– Louis Leterrier, Director/Executive Producer

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance streams on Netflix beginning August 30.

About Tom Chang

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