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Lena Headey, Sigourney Weaver, Awkwafina Join The Dark Crystal

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Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and Dave Goelz (Dark Crystal) have joined the cast of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series will premiere on the streaming service on August 30. You can check out pics of the new characters in our gallery.

Here are the character names for the new cast: Lena Headey as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong as The General, Awkwafina as The Collector, Hannah John-Kamen as Naia & Dave Goelz as Baffi


Leading The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance voice cast are Taron Egerton (RocketmanKingsman), 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 (KnightfallStar 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 CrystalJim 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.

Jenna Buschhttp://LegionOfLeia.com
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.

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