The journey begins as darkness rises, check out The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Teaser Trailer. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.

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 series combines the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, and cutting-edge digital visual effects. We are told it is director Louis Leterrier vision combined with powerful storytelling!

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will launch globally on Netflix on August 30th, 2019.

Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton (Kingsman) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch). Plus there is Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea, and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Teaser Trailer

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Official Lowdown

Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story. It is set many years before the events of the movie. That was 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. There is a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds. The fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance – Teaser ©2019 Netflix

Voice Cast

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. [They] 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 favourite TV shows and movies. 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. [These] 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, [and] at a scale that is rarely seen today.”

The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance – Teaser ©2019 Netflix

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online