Last week, Netflix confirmed that “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will premiere in August. Netflix released a first look trailer this week to get fans excited for the big debut, introducing the characters and spotlighting the magic and wonder of Thra. The official premiere date for the series is August 30th, and the story is another installment in the growing Jim Henson franchise.

Louis Leterrier directed the series for Netflix, which includes ten, one-hour episodes in the first season. “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” features the voice talents of Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, who are playing the roles of Rian, Brea and Deet respectively. These three characters are the three Gelfling heroes of the tale. Netflix confirmed that the other Gelfling characters are voiced by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.

The Skeksis and Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg. Netflix also announced that Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball, with additional characters voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg, and Victor Yerrid.

Netflix described the series adding, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

As we mentioned earlier, the series is based on “The Dark Crystal,” the 1982 feature film from Jim Henson. The show tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie. The film was created using a mix of classic puppetry and modern visual effects.

In the show, the world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, but it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis. Things pick up when three Gelflings uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, and the adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, and Halle Stanford serve as executive producers, with Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Blanca Lista serving as co-executive producers.

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