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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a Netflix original series, that acts as a prequel to The Dark Crystal. A teaser for the series was released on May 18, 2017. It premiered on August 30, 2019.

A second series is currently under consideration.[1]

SynopsisEdit

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.

CastEdit

Character Voice Puppeteer
Rian Taron Egerton Neil Sterenberg
Brea Anya Taylor-Joy Alice Dinnean
Deet Nathalie Emmanuel Beccy Henderson
Aughra Donna Kimball Kevin Clash
All-Maudra Mayrin Helena Bonham Carter Louise Gold
Seladon Gugu Mbatha-Raw Helena Smee
Tavra Caitriona Balfe Neil Sterenberg
Mira Alicia Vikander Helena Smee
Gurjin Harris Dickinson Dave Chapman
Naia Hannah John-Kamen Beccy Henderson
Kylan Shazad Latif Victor Yerrid
Cadia Eddie Izzard Olly Taylor
Onica Natalie Dormer Louise Gold
Ordon Mark Strong Dave Chapman
Rek'yr Theo James Olly Taylor
Maudra Fara Lena Headey Alice Dinnean
Maudra Argot Louise Gold Louise Gold
Maudra Mera Nina Sosanya Neil Sterenberg
Maudra Laesid Nimmy March Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Maudra Seethi Kemi-Bo Jacobs Beccy Henderson
Maudra Ethri Beccy Henderson Louise Gold
The Librarian Toby Jones Kevin Clash
Hup Victor Yerrid Victor Yerrid
urVa the Archer Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Olly Taylor
UrGoh the Wanderer Bill Hader Olly Taylor
skekSo the Emperor Jason Isaacs Dave Chapman
skekSil the Chamberlain Simon Pegg Warrick Brownlow-Pike
skekVar the General Benedict Wong Kevin Clash & Katherine Smee
skekZok the Ritual Master Keegan-Michael Key Victor Yerrid
skekTek the Scientist Mark Hamill Olly Taylor
skekLach the Collector Awkwafina Helena Smee
skekMal the Hunter Ralph Ineson Kevin Clash
skekAyuk the Gourmand Harvey Fierstein Louise Gold
skekEkt the Ornamentalist Alice Dinnean Alice Dinnean
skekOk the Scroll Keeper Neil Sterenberg Neil Sterenberg
skekGra the Heretic Andy Samberg Damian Farrell
Daudran Dustin Demri-Burns Olly Taylor
Mitjan Charlie Condou Victor Yerrid
Lath'N James Dreyfus Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Bobb'N Beccy Henderson Alice Dinnean
Juni April Hughes Beccy Henderson
Red-Haired Paladin Warrick Brownlow-Pike Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Baffi Dave Goelz Dave Goelz
Gruenak #1 Kevin Clash Kevin Clash
Gruenak #2 Neil Sterenberg Neil Sterenberg
Podling Servant #1 Warrick Brownlow-Pike Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Podling Servant #1 Louise Gold Louise Gold
The Myth-Speaker Sigourney Weaver N/A
The Vliste-Staba Theo Ogundipe N/A
Lore N/A Damian Farrell
Puppet Show Gelfling N/A Barnaby Dixon

Additional PuppeteersEdit

Additional Voices Edit

ProductionEdit

Attempts to begin development began as early as 2012, but stagnated until a successful pitch to Netflix, at which point filming commenced in the United Kingdom. The show carefully mirrors the 1982 The Dark Crystal insofar as the use of physical props and puppets are concerned, even with some backgrounds being handmade matte paintings, while CGI only melds together with the props primarily in long distance shots, to remove wires, and to obscure puppeteers. Roughly 110 puppets, 20 main and 90 secondary, were specially made at the Henson Creature Shop and shipped to the United Kingdom for the series.

Old and modern talent were incorporated into the prequel, with famous actors such as Mark Hamill coming in alongside the legacy Froud family who worked on the original film. Wendy Froud, Brian Froud, and now for the first time their son Toby Froud all take part in the series, handling character design and 3D forms/textures respectively. Even despite an expansive cast, efficiency also increased since 1982 with only two puppeteers required per-puppet, allowing for greater range of motion due to greater maneuverability. Flexibility was further enhanced via the use of robotics embedded within many of the puppets to handle certain head and eye motions remotely, controlled using modified Nintendo Wii controllers.[2]

EpisodesEdit

No. Image Title Air Date
1
End. Begin. All the Same
End. Begin. All the Same. August 30, 2019
In the land of Thra, a young guard discovers a terrible secret about the Skeksis overlords who control the planet -- and its powerful Crystal of Truth.
2
Nothing Is Simple Anymore
Nothing Is Simple Anymore August 30, 2019
As Deet sets out on her quest, Aughra awakens from a long journey, Rian flees the castle, and Brea searches for the meaning of the mysterious symbol.
3
What Was Sundered and Undone
What Was Sundered and Undone August 30, 2019
Brea struggles with her unsavory new duties, Deet and Hup get a hostile welcome from the Stonewood clan, and Rian begs his Maudra for help.
4
The First Thing I Remember Is Fire
The First Thing I Remember Is Fire August 30, 2019
While Brea races to solve a puzzle in a hidden room beneath the throne, the Chamberlain hatches a plan to catch Rian and win back the Emperor's trust.
5
She Knows All the Secrets
She Knows All the Secrets August 30, 2019
A missing Landstrider herd and an unexpected visit from the Skeksis put the All-Maudra on edge. Aughra summons Rian and the others to Dream Space.
6
By Gelfling Hand…
By Gelfling Hand... August 30, 2019
Lore breaks out of his chamber to help Brea. As news of the General's deed spreads, Seladon calls the other Maudras to the Citadel.
7
Time to Make…My Move
Time to Make...My Move August 30, 2019
At the Circle of the Suns, the weary travelers receive an unsettling surprise -- and a lesson in Thra's history. The Emperor recruits a new army.
8
Prophets Don't Know Everything
Prophets Don't Know Everything August 30, 2019
While Deet leads Rian on a harrowing journey through the tunnels of Thra, Seladon visits the Castle of the Crystal and sees a new side of the lords.
9
The Crystal Calls
The Crystal Calls August 30, 2019
Desperate to save one of their own, the Skeksis make a deal with Aughra. Rian and Deet continue their search for the Dual Glaive.
10
A Single Piece Was Lost
A Single Piece Was Lost August 30, 2019
As the Gelfling and the Skeksis prepare for a fateful battle, the Scientist starts work on a new secret weapon.

VideosEdit

THE DARK CRYSTAL AGE OF RESISTANCE Official Trailer (2019) Taron Egerton, Netflix Series HD-0

PhotosEdit

Promotional PosterEdit

Instagram ProfilesEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Producer Talks Season 2 - IGN
  2. Revisiting the World of Thra in ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ - Animation Magazine

External LinksEdit

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