Following the panel at San Diego Comic-Con which screened the first episode, Netflix has released both a new trailer and a new behind-the-scenes video for their upcoming “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” series.
Set before the events in 1982’s “The Dark Crystal,” this tells a new epic story which has been realized using classic puppetry blended with cutting-edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying and The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power.
However 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.
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham-Carter, Eddie Izzard, Andy Samberg, Alicia Vikander, Natalie Dormer, Mark Strong, Harvey Fierstein, Jason Isaacs, Simon Pegg, Caitriona Balfe, Keegan-Michael Key, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Toby Jones, Theo James, Natalie Dormer, Harris Dickinson, Ralph Ineson and Shazad Latif all lend their voices to the project.
Feature film director Louis Leterrier executive produces the series as well as directs it, while Lisa Henson also executive produces. “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will launch on August 30th.
Straight from SDCC, we've got a behind the scenes look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! An incredibly stacked cast joins a team of master engineers and artists to revive the world of the Gelflings and Skeksis for a new era. #DarkCrystal #SDCC50 pic.twitter.com/JJwFmPZQDE
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 20, 2019