With fans of the beloved Dark Crystal eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we now have an update on when the series will premiere, plus some new images from the show.
In a new press release, it’s been confirmed that Age of Resistance will land on Netflix on August 30th. With an impressive cast assembled for the show, the ten-episode season will be set several years before the events of the 1982 movie.
Courtesy of Netflix, the official word on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance reads:
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. 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.
Produced by The Jim Henson Company with executive producers Lisa Henson, Halle Stanford and Louis Leterrier (who is also directing), the cast for Age of Resistance features names such as Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Jason Isaacs, Keegan Michael-Kay, Ralph Ineson, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Simon Pegg and Alicia Vikander.
As for those new images, you can find those below:
With that August 30th date now set for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s premiere, hopefully that means a new trailer is just around the corner.