Netflix has announced a release date for ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’— August 30.  To get you excited about that launch, some new pictures have been released, offering an up-close look at these amazingly detailed practical puppets.  The creators of the series are proud to point out that this series is completely old school and the characters will not in any way be rendered in CGI.  These puppets were crafted by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, who served as conceptual designer on the original 1982 film.  ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ takes place many years before the events of the movie, and will consist of ten episodes.  Louis Leterrier, director of ‘Now You See Me’, ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘The Transporter’, is producing and directing.


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Check out the new puppets below (via Empire):

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance


In addition, Netflix released more images to fawn over!

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
Photo: Netflix
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
Photo: Netflix
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix


The world of Thra is dying. At the heart of Thra is the Crystal of Truth, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelflings 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 EgertonAnya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel star as the voices of the three Gelfling heroes, Rian, Brea, and Deet, respectively.  The witch Augra will be voiced by Donna Kimball.  The puppeteers will provide additional voices.

Additional Gelfling characters will be voiced by:

  • Caitriona Balfe
  • Helena Bonham-Carter
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Natalie Dormer
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Theo James
  • Toby Jones
  • Shazad Latif
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Mark Strong
  • Alicia Vikander

The Skeksis & Mystics will be voiced by:

  • Harvey Fierstein
  • Mark Hamill
  • Ralph Ineson
  • Jason Isaacs
  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
  • Simon Pegg
  • Andy Samberg

If you’d like to rewatch the original ‘Dark Crystal’, it is now streaming on Netflix.

Will you be checking out ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’?