Netflix is cooking up an animated special for “The Last Kids on Earth.” The special event is releasing the same day as the new installment to the best-selling book series, adding another layer of awesomeness for fans. The Netflix adaptation is based on the New York Times best-selling book series by Max Brallier, who serves as a showrunner on the Netflix title.
If you’re new to the story, “The Last Kids on Earth” follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan (voiced by Nick Wolfhard) and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. You can find the original book in the long-running series right here on Amazon.
The special will be followed by a series with an all-star voice cast including Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, and Catherine O’Hara. The books have been a hit with readers around the world, and the new special should be the perfect break between the chapters of the new installment.
Later this month, Netflix is premiering the new “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” series. The prequel to the 1982 movie 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 story. 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, Ólafura 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.”
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