Netflix‘s The Dark Crystal series will have one impressive voice cast.
Taron Egorton (Kingsman, Robin Hood), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), Helena Bonham-Carter, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander and Mark Hamill are among the voice cast members of The Dark Crystal: Age of of Resistance, a preuel series set many years before the events in Jim Henson’s 1982 film.
As per Netflix’s synopsis: 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.
The three Gelfling heroes will be voiced by Egerton, Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Rian, Brea and Deet respectively. The seriously-impressive voice cast also includes (deep breath) Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Harvey Fierstein, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg and Donna Kimball. Oh, and Netflix also says that “further casting will follow.”
“To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Series said in a statement. “I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favourite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time.”
Added Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company: “It is humbling to see so many truly gifted actors join The Dark Crystal universe by adding their voices to Age of Resistance. As with the original film, we are now adding a voice cast of the highest caliber that will provide textures and range to the puppetry performances that are the heart of the series. It is thrilling to see this assembled team of artists, puppeteers and now voice actors, many inspired by my father’s original film, work together to realize this unique world – through performance and craft – at a scale that is rarely seen today.”
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be hitting Netflix in 2019.