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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix

Serious potential here, supposed to come out this year. Photos are in the link at the bottom. Was almost positive there was a thread for this already. Did a search for everything, various showrunner names, Henson, Actresses, and even Gelfling which is very unique, found nothing so posting a thread for this as I am pumped for it.


Netflix is revealing the first look at "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," a prequel series to the 1982 "Dark Crystal" film. The streaming service put out several photos, and also announced the cast for the seres, which includes big names like Alicia Vikander, Taron Egerton, Helena Bonham-Carter and more.

Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy ("The Witch") and Nathalie Emmanuel ("Game of Thrones") lead the voice cast as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes. Last year, Netflix announced that it was partnering with the Jim Henson Company for a 10-episode prequel series that explores the world of "The Dark Crystal."

In a statement, Netflix said: "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."

Other Gelfling are voice-acted by Bonham-Carter, Vikander, Caitriona Balfe of "Outlander," Harris Dickinson from "Maleficent 2," Natalie Dormer from "Game of Thrones," Eddie Izzard from "Ocean's Thirteen," Theo James ("Divergent"), Toby Jones ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Shazad Latif ("Star Trek: Discovery"), Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Black Mirror") and Mark Strong ("Kingsman").

Meanwhile, the Skesis & Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson ("Game of Thrones"), Jason Isaacs ("The OA"), Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ("True Detective"), Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg. Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball of "The Happytime Murders." Additional characters will be voiced by the show's puppeteers.

Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and daughter of Jim Henson, said in a statement, "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."

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premiering on Netflix in August: See the exclusive images
By Clark Collis May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT

EW can exclusively reveal that the much-anticipated The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will launch on Netflix Aug. 30. The 10-episode show is a prequel to the beloved Jim Henson and Frank Oz-directed 1982 puppet fantasy-adventure film, The Dark Crystal.

The show is once again set on the world of Thra and concerns three Gelflings who discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. The Gelflings are voiced by Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is directed by Louis Leterrier, whose credits include Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans, and The Incredible Hulk. The filmmaker tells EW he was determined to make the TV show look as similar as possible to the film, which meant fighting to use puppetry rather than CG to depict the characters. “I was not fighting against anyone, I was fighting against common sense and practicality,” he says with a laugh. “It’s so so complicated to build a puppet, hire puppeteers, all that stuff. We chose the long, hardest road and we’re very thankful [we did]. It looks absolutely stunning.”

The show’s huge voice cast also features 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.


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Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance director working 22-hour days to finish fantasy prequel


Jim Henson’s 1982 puppet-filled fantasy-adventure film, The Dark Crystal, is one of the most beloved movies from the ’80s, and director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) has been working almost literally around the clock to ensure that the TV show prequel The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (out on Netflix, Aug. 30) does not disappoint fans. “It is one of the movies, if not the movie, that made me want to become a filmmaker,” Leterrier says of the original, which the late Henson codirected with Frank Oz. “I start my days at 12:30 a.m. and I finish at 10:30 p.m. So, every day, 22-hour days. It takes a toll!”



The 10-episode show takes place in the fictional world of Thra, but it’s set many years before the events of the 1982 movie. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tracks three members of the well-meaning Gelfling race — imagine elves crossed with Muppets — as they uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the evil Skeksis, the Big Bads of the film, who resemble a terrifying mix of bird and reptile. “We have two female Gelfings, Deet and Brea, and one male, Rian,” says executive producer Lisa Henson, who is also the CEO and President of the Jim Henson Company and the daughter of Jim. “They each come from a different clan of the Gelfings and are all ultimately heroes of the Gelfling resistance.”


The show’s starry voice cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Theo James, Toby Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, and Donna Kimball. The three main Gelfling characters, meanwhile, are portrayed by Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Brea. “She’s a Gelfling princess, and she’s obsessed with learning,” Taylor-Joy says of her character. “She finds the duties of being a princess quite tiresome and wants to go out in the world and explore.”



Leterrier was determined to make the TV show look as similar as possible to the film, which meant battling to use puppetry rather than CG. “I was not fighting against anyone; I was fighting against common sense and practicality,” he says with a laugh. “It’s so, so complicated to build a puppet, hire puppeteers, all that stuff. We chose the long, hardest road, and we’re very thankful [we did]. It looks absolutely stunning.”


Lisa Henson hopes to make more seasons of the show, but Leterrier admits he needs some sleep before deciding whether he wants to pull the strings on another adventure. “I am finishing this show absolutely on my knees,” he says. “It will take a moment for me to recuperate.”


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Netflix released a bunch of character images: https://screencrush.com/the-dark-cry...aracter-guide/
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