The epic prequel to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal has an all-star cast lined up to bring a new adventure to life for Netflix.
In addition to huge stars like Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (New Mutants), Mark Hamill (Child’s Play), Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) and more taking on the roles of the Skeksis, Mystics and Gelflings in the upcoming series, Netflix has announced a new batch of stars who will be joining director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) on the fantasy world of Thra.
Lena Headey will join the cast as Maudra Fara. Headey is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones.
Benedict Wong will be playing The General. Wong is known for his role as Wong in both Doctor Strange and the last two Avengers films Infinity War and Endgame.
Awkwafina will play The Collector. Awkwafina is known for her roles in the films Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8.
Hannah John-Kamen will join the cast as Naia. John-Kamen recently starred as Ghost in Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Sigourney Weaver will lend her voice to The Myth-Speaker in the new series.
Dave Goelz will voice Baffi, a Fizzgig in the series. Goelz is a veteran of the Jim Henson company of players originating the voices of Muppet characters like The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and more. He was also the voice of Boober Fraggle on Fraggle Rock, Sir Didymus in the film Labyrinth and was the voice of Fizzgig in the original Dark Crystal movie.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new 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.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance launches on Netflix August 30, 2019.