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WATCH: The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance full cast revealed and it’s really, really impressive

July 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Loads of news from the Dark Crystal universe today, gang.

We have a full list of actors including Lena Headey, Sigourney Weaver, Mark Hamill and Simon Pegg to name but a few – but we all knew this was set  to be special when we saw this trailer a few weeks back.

The new cast includes:

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 (voice character only)

Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia

Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal) as Baffi, a Fizzgig

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 (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

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 (Toy Story 4) as The Ritual Master

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer

Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible) as The Chamberlain

Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) as The Heretic

Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders) as Aughra (voice)

Additional characters will also be voiced by their puppeteers from the production, including:

Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist

Louise Gold as Maudra Argot

Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper

Victor Yerrid as Hup

Scroll down for character posters.

The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal and takes place many years before the events of the film.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure. When three Gelfling discovers the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Check out a just-released teaser for the project above.

The voice cast will be led by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Glass), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as three Gelfling heroes Rian, Brea and Deet, respectively. Other voice actors slated to lend their voices include Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, and Donna Kimball. The show’s executive producers are Leterrier, Halle Stanford, and Jim Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson.

Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series as well as direct. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a Netflix original series produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Leading the writing are co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100).

On top of that, we have a new game, The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Tactics which will tie into the news series:

Here’s the new character posters:

 

The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance arrives on Netflix on August 30 with 10 episodes

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….