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!
|Role||Actor/Actress||Where have I seen/heard them before?|
|Rian||Taron Egerton||Kingsman: Secret Service, Sing, Robin Hood|
|Brea||Anya Taylor-Joy||Split, The Witch, The New Mutants|
|Deet||Nathalie Emmanuel||Game of Thrones, Misfits, Maze Runner|
|Aughra||Donna Kimball||The Happytime Murders, Catch Me If You Can, Patch Adams|
|Unknown Skesis||Mark Hamill||Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series, The Flash|
|Unknown Skesis||Simon Pegg||Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek|
|Unknown Skesis||Jason Isaacs||Harry Potter, Peter Pan, The Patriot|
|Unknown Skesis||Keegan-Michael Key||The Predator, Let’s Be Cops, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond|
|Unknown Gelfling||Helena Bonham Carter||Harry Potter, Fight Club, Les Miserables|
|Unknown Gelfling||Alicia Vikander||Ex-Machina, Tomb Raider, The Danish Girl|
|TBA||Andy Samberg||Brooklyn Nine-Nine, That’s My Boy, Hotel Transylvania|
|TBA||Eddie Izzard||Ocean’s Thirteen, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Lego Batman Movie|
|TBA||Toby Jones||Harry Potter, Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier|
|TBA||Mark Strong||Stardust, Sherlock Holmes, Kingsman: The Secret Service|
|TBA||Gugu Mbatha-Raw||Beauty and the Beast, Black Mirror, The Cloverfield Paradox|
1st time I’ve worked for The Henson Company since The Muppet Show & it was more than worth the wait! Proud to be part of the “Ginormous” Voice Cast of the prequel to one of the finest fantasy films ever made: #TheDarkCrystal #LuckyMe https://t.co/WWttPSqcUW
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 18, 2018
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?
Is there a trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?
Now that we know of the release date, we can expect to see a trailer release soon! For now, you’ll still have to settle for the teaser trailer.
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.
Look at these BREATHTAKING covers to The Dark Crystal’s comic sequel, The Power of the Dark Crystal! Artist: Sana Takeda. pic.twitter.com/zLqNbaZpTa
— ⋆ᙏushroom ᙏoonchild⋆ (@doublemaximus) February 23, 2017
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 on Netflix?
Currently, the only 3 regions streaming The Dark Crystal is the USA, Canada, and Lithuania.
Are you excited for the release of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance? Let us know in the comments below!