Netflix today revealed The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance voice cast and the first photos! The prequel series will launch globally on the streaming service in 2019. Leading The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance voice cast are Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.
The other Gelfling characters are voiced by: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander); Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech); Harris Dickinson (upcoming Maleficent 2); Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones); Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen); Theo James (The Divergent Series); Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy); Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery); Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox); Mark Strong (Kingsman); and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider).
The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by: Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song); Mark Hamill (Knightfall, 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); and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine).
Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders). Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. 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.
About the voice cast, Cindy Holland, VP of Original Series, Netflix said: “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.”
Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company said, “It is humbling to see so many truly gifted actors join The Dark Crystal universe by adding their voices to Age of Resistance. As with the original film, we are now adding a voice cast of the highest caliber that will provide textures and range to the puppetry performances that are the heart of the series. It is thrilling to see this assembled team of artists, puppeteers and now voice actors, many inspired by my father’s original film, work together to realize this unique world – through performance and craft – at a scale that is rarely seen today.”