Netflix's Dark Crystal television series just kicked things into high-gear with the announcement of an all-star vocal cast. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will tell an epic new story that takes place years before the events of the 1982 film.
The prequel series will return viewers to the world Thra by way of an all-new adventure. That adventure will involve three Gelflings who discover the "horrifying secret" behind the power of the Skeksis. They will then set out on an "epic journey" to ignite a rebellion and in turn, "save their world."
Along for the ride in telling that story are some of entertainment's brightest stars. From Game of Thrones to Outlander, television's titans will be joined by major movie stars.
Giving voice to the three main characters are Kingsman's Taron Egerton as Rian, The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea, and Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet. Quite a dream trio.
Other actors giving voice to Gelfling characters are Outlander's Caitriona Balfe, The Crown's Helena Bonham-Carter, and Trust's Harris Dickinson. No details about their characters have been given, other than they are playing Gelflings.
Joining Nathalie Emmanuel from the Game of Thrones cast is series alum Natalie Dormer. She will voice a Gelfling character along with Hannibal's Eddie Izzard and Star Trek: Discovery's Shazad Latif.
The Gelfing characters will have no shortage of talented actors giving them a voice. The Divergent franchise and Castlevania voice actor Theo James will star alongside Sherlock's Toby Jones. Also starring will be Cloverfield Paradox's Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The actress is no stranger to Netflix shows. Mbatha-Raw previously starred in a highly-acclaimed episode of the streamer's anthology, Black Mirror.
Taron Egerton's Kingsman co-star Mark Strong will join Egerton in voicing a Gelfling in Dark Crystal. Rounding out the cast of Gelflings is the star of the Tomb Raider reboot, Alicia Vikander. Heading up the listed cast of Skeksis and Mystics is The Good Wife's Harvey Fierstein.
Harvey Fierstein will be joined by Star Wars legend and Knightfall Season 2 star Mark Hamill. The OA and Star Trek: Discovery's Jason Isaacs and Game of Thrones' Ralph Ineson will also lend their voices to the Dark Crystal series.
Friends from College and Key and Peele star Keegan-Michael Key and Trapped's Ólafur Darri Ólafsson will also voice characters. Details other than their playing Skeksis and Mystics is not known.
With a cast as epic as the one Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has put together, it can only be an epic series. Netflix (opens in new tab) did not reveal an exact release date for the series. It will premiere at some point in 2019. Many shows have premiered on the streaming giant this fall and will continue to in the new year.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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