Netflix has unveiled the voice cast and three images for "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance", its forthcoming 10-episode prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 film. Among the major names boarding the high-profile project (which bows in 2019): Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill,
Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg and Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer.
The primary cast, meanwhile, consists of Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea and Deet, the three Gelfling heroes which we also got a glimpse of today.
The rest of the voice cast for "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"
Gelfling Characters (in addition to Balfe and Domer)
Helena Bonham-Carter, Harris Dickinson, Eddie Izzard, Theo James , Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong
and Alicia Vikander.
The Skeksis & Mystics (in addition to Hamill and Samberg)
Harvey Fierstein, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Simon Pegg.
Donna Kimball was cast as Aughra
Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
As previously reported, "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" will take place “many years” before the events of the film. “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.”
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce and direct.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, previously said in a statement. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”