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The Voice Cast for Netflix’s ‘Dark Crystal’ Prequel Is Absolutely Insane

Published on December 18th, 2018 | Updated on December 18th, 2018 | By FanFest

Netflix is gearing up to venture into Jim Henson’s iconic waters as they prepare to bring a 10-episode prequel to his 1982 film The Dark Crystal to their streaming platform. While that news is certainly exciting, Netflix unveiled the official list of actors and actresses who will be lending their voices to the series and we are totally on board – the cast is absolutely incredible.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which is set many years before the events of the movie, returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Let’s check out the cast:

The Three Gelfing Heroes

Kingsman’s Taron Egerton – Rian

The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy – Brea

Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel – Deet

Netflix also revealed the first look at their characters below!

The Voice Cast for Netflix's 'Dark Crystal' Prequel Is Absolutely Insane

The Gelfings

Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe

Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer

Ocean 8’s  Helena Bonham-Carter

Divergent’s Theo James

Tomb Raider’s Alicia Vikander

Additional Gelfing characters will be voiced by Harris Dickinson, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw,  and Mark Strong.

The Skeksis & Mystics

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg

Key and Peele’s Keegan Michael Key

Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg

Additional Skeksis & Mystics characters will be voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

[row]“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,”  Netflix’s VP of Original Series’ Cindy Holland said about the outstanding voice cast. [/row]

Netflix will be partnering up with the Jim Henson Co. for the project, which will be realized using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects. It will be directed and executive produced by Now You See Me’s Louis Leterrier.

[row]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 Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson said. [/row]

What do you think of the voice cast for The Dark Crystal’s prequel? Were you a fan of the original 1982 film? Let us know!


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