The fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is one of Netflix’s biggest upcoming shows, and the cast just keeps getting better. The series arrives in August, and it has been announced that Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and Doctor Strange’s Benedict Wong are among the new members of the voice cast.
Netflix has confirmed that Headey and Wong will play Maudra Fara and The General respectively. Other new cast members include Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters) as The Myth-Speaker, Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as The Collector, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia, and Dave Goelz, who appeared in the original Dark Crystal movie, as Baffi.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel to the classic 1982 film, and it hits Netflix on August 30. The cast also includes Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Izzard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander. There also two other stars from Game of Thrones in here–Natalie Dormer and Nathalie Emmanuel.
Like the movie, which was co-directed by the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, the new show uses puppetry to create the world of the Dark Crystal. You can check out the stunning first trailer here. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will run for 10 episodes.
The official synopsis reads: “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic 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.”