It’s been a week since a behind-the-scenes Instagram post gave us our first look at the practical puppetry being utilized in Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a 10-episode prequel to The Dark Crystal, released in 1982. It featured a sword-wielding Skeksis warrior and, while it wasn’t an especially detailed look, it was enough to get our blood pumping!
Today, Netflix has announced the cast of voice actors who will be voicing the Gelflings, Mystics, and Skeksis. The most insightful reveal, however, is that Donna Kimball will be voicing a younger version of Aughra, the frightening yet profound astronomer who played an integral role in 1982’s The Dark Crystal. Here’s the rest of the cast:
- Caitriona Balfe(Outlander)
- Helena Bonham-Carter(The King’s Speech)
- Harris Dickinson(forthcoming Maleficent 2)
- Natalie Dormer(Game of Thrones)
- Eddie Izzard(Ocean’s Thirteen)
- Theo James(The Divergent Series)
- Toby Jones(Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- Shazad Latif(Star Trek: Discovery)
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw(The Cloverfield Paradox)
- Mark Strong(Kingsman)
- Alicia Vikander(Tomb Raider)
The Skeksis and Mystics:
- Harvey Fierstein(Torch Song)
- Mark Hamill(Knightfall, Star Wars)
- Ralph Ineson(Game of Thrones)
- Jason Isaacs(The OA)
- Keegan-Michael Key(Key and Peele)
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson(True Detective)
- Simon Pegg(Mission Impossible)
- Andy Samberg(Brooklyn Nine Nine)
Today’s announcement also came with a few images that are actually from the upcoming prequel (as opposed to messy, behind-the-scenes peeks). In addition to the cast members mentioned above, Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) will play Rian, Brea and Deet respectively; these three Gelfling characters are pictured below.
We still don’t have a release date or a real trailer, but we’ll bring them to you just as soon as they drop, so stay tuned!
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.