"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," the prequel series to Jim Henson and Frank Oz's beloved 1982 film, is coming this August.
Netflix has set a premiere date of August 30 for all 10 episodes and released several new images from the fantasy series.
"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" will tell an epic new story, set many years before the events of the movie, using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects.
The star-studded voice cast includes Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham-Carter, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg.
The leads are "Kingsman" Taron Egerton as Rian, "The Witch" breakout Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea, and "Game of Thrones" alum Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet.
In the series, the world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth, the heart of Thra and a source of untold power, has been damaged and corrupted by the evil Skekis. When three Gelfing heroes uncover the horrific truth, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.
Henson co-directed the original film with Frank Oz; it was one of only three feature films Henson directed in his career, along with “The Great Muppet Caper” and “Labyrinth.”
Check out five new images below (and one at the top of this post):
Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard. Read More