The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Copyright. The Jim Henson Company

Netflix and The Jim Henson Company are currently producing a prequel series to the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal. For those that don’t know of The Dark Crystal here is the What’s on Netflix guide to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Jim Henson’s 1982 classic the Dark Crystal is a masterpiece of storytelling and puppetry. The Dark Crystal at the time was one of the most ambitious and expensive films ever made. With groundbreaking animatronics and film making techniques, Jim Henson’s classic is still one of the most visually captivating films of all time.

The story of The Dark Crystal takes place on the desolate planet of Thra. The ancient and evil race of Skesis rules the planet with an iron fist by using the power of the Dark Crystal. Before the Skesis can use the power of the crystal to grant themselves immortality a young Gelfing named Jen must restore a missing shard of the Crystal before the alignment of the 3 suns.

What is The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel series to 1982 classic The Dark Crystal. Taking place prior to the events of The Dark Crystal, the story is centered around 3 Gelflings that discover the source of the evil Skesis power. Upon learning the vile creatures secret the trio undergoes a legendary quest to ignite the fires of rebellion and save the world of Thra.

Instead of CGI, the Jim Henson Company will honor the work of which the company was built upon by using puppets and animatronics. Using the latest and state of the art equipment The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is going to be beautiful.

Who is in the cast of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

There are some huge names in the cast list below, which makes us even more excited for the series release!

The Gelflings & Other Wonderful Creatures
RoleActor/ActressWhere have I seen/heard them before?
RianTaron EgertonKingsman: Secret Service | Sing | Robin Hood
BreaAnya Taylor-JoySplit| The Witch | The New Mutants
DeetNathalie EmmanuelGame of Thrones | Misfits | Maze Runner
AughraDonna KimballThe Happytime Murders | Catch Me If You Can | Patch Adams
OnicaNatalie DormerGame of Thrones | The Hunger Games | The Tudors
NaiaHannah John-KamenAnt-Man and the Wasp | Ready Player One | Black Mirror
BaffiDave GoelzFraggle Rock | The Muppet Show | The Muppets
TavraCaitriona BalfeOutlander | Escape Plan | Money Monster
All-MaudraHelena Bonham CarterHarry Potter | Fight Club | Les Miserables
GurjinHarris DickensonBeach Rats | Trust | Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
CadiaEddie IzzardOcean’s Thirteen | My Super Ex-Girlfriend | The Lego Batman Movie
Rek’yrTheo JamesDivergent | Insurgent | Allegiant
LibrarianToby JonesHarry Potter | Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom| Captain America: The Winter Soldier
KylanShazad LatifStar Trek: Discovery | The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
SeladonGugu Mbatha-RawBeauty and the Beast| Black Mirror| The Cloverfield Paradox
OrdonMark StrongStardust| Sherlock Holmes| Kingsman: The Secret Service
MiraAlicia VikanderEx-Machina| Tomb Raider| The Danish Girl
Muadra ArgotLouise GoldThe Dark Crystal | The Muppet Show | The Muppet Christmas Carol
HupVictor YerridThe Hangover | Forgetting Sarah Marshall | Robot Chicken
The Myth SpeakerSigourney WeaverAlien | Aliens | Ghostbusters
The Skesis
RoleActor/ActressWhere have I seen/heard them before?
The ScientistMark HamillStar Wars| Batman: The Animated Series| The Flash
The CollectorAwkwafinaCrazy Rich Asians | Bad Neighbours | Ocean’s Eight
The ChamberlainSimon PeggShaun of the Dead| Hot Fuzz| Star Trek
The EmperorJason IsaacsHarry Potter| Peter Pan| The Patriot
The Ritual MasterKeegan-Michael KeyThe Predator| Let’s Be Cops| Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
The GeneralBenedict WongDoctor Strange | The Martian | Annihilation
The HereticAndy SambergBrooklyn Nine-Nine| That’s My Boy| Hotel Transylvania
The GourmandHarvey FiersteinMrs. Doubtfire | Torch Song Trilogy | Independance Day
The HunterRalph InesonThe Witch | Guardians of the Galaxy | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The OrnamentalistAlice DinneanThe Muppets. | Jm Henson’s Turkey Hollow | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Scroll KeeperNeil SterenbergStar Wars: Episode VII | Fimbles | Muppets Most Wanted
The Mystics
RoleActor/ActressWhere have I seen/heard them before?
The ArcherÓlafur Darri ÓlafssonTrue Detective | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | The BFG

So far only one of the mystics has been confirmed!





How many episodes will the first season air?

There will be a total of 10 episodes with each with a roughly 30 minute run time. Planning on binging? Make sure to set aside of least 5 hours.

Where is production up to with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

Thanks to an article released by EW we now have an indication of just how far into production the series is. With some exclusive pictures from the news site (see in the gallery below), the Jim Henson Company have once again captured the magic of the original classic tale.

By now filming is close to or already has concluded. According to IMDb, the series has been in post-production since December 2018. There will be a ton of editing that’ll go into The Dark Crystal and we can expect some astounding voice work and an amazing score to accompany the series.

Are there any set photos?

The wonderful puppets of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and their actors

We’ve put a puppet to a face for all the confirmed actors in the upcoming series! As you’ll see below there are some absolutely stunning designs from the minds behind the Jim Henson company:

The Gelflings & Other Wonderful Creatures:

The Skesis and Mystics

Is there a trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

The full trailer is here and suffices to say we cannot wait for the series to arrive!

Will there be a second season to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

As of the time of writing, there are no plans for a second season. This, of course, depends on where the story finishes for the first season but taking into consideration that the series is a prequel to the 1982 film the story may only require one. Netflix hasn’t listed the series as limited so watch this space.

There is a 12 issue sequel comic series to the Dark Crystal that could be adapted into a film.

When is the release date for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

The first season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be arriving on Friday the 30th of August!

Is The Dark Crystal (1982) on Netflix?

The following countries are currently streaming The Dark Crystal:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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