Netflix’s retelling of The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance has wowed this week with a very impressive voice cast list. The series is being led by Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Rian, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Brea and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game Of Thrones) as Deet.
The rest of the Gelfling characters are being 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.
As if that wasn’t enough to entice anyone, the Skeksis and Mystics voice cast includes Harvey Feirstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg.
Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
Of the voice cast, Netflix’s VP of Original Series Cindy Holland said: “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. 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.”
CEO of The Jim Henson Company Lisa Henson said: “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 realise this unique world – through performance and craft – at a scale that is rarely seen today.”
The show also revealed some new images, which you can check out here:
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance will premiere on Netflix in 2019. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.