THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE Release Date and Images

Still from 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'
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The release date, cast, and synopsis for the Dark Crystal prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance have been released by Netflix - as well as these new stills.

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Here's the official description, per Netflix:

"Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, 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."

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Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel lead the voice cast of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance as three Gelfling heroes - Rian, Brea, and Deet, respectively. Additional Gelfings 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, and Alicia Vikander.

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Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, will voice the Skeskis and the Mystics; which actors will voice which has not been announced.

Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball, while puppeteers Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg, and Victor Yerrid will provide additional voices.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is scheduled to debut August 30 on Netflix. It will consist of 10 one-hour episodes, and is directed by The Incredible Hulk's Louis Leterrier.

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