Hannah John-Kamen, Caitriona Balfe, And Helena Bonham Carter lead the cast of Netflix’s upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The 10-part prequel to Jim Henson’s classic The Dark Crystal is already one of the summer’s most anticipated series. It will premiere on August 30, 2019, and promises to stay close to Jim Henson’s visionary script.
Netflix describes the series as follows.
“The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.”
Hannah John-Kamen is one of the nation’s most popular actresses right now. She plays the dual role of Ava and Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp and is known for her roles in Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, and the television series Killjoys.
Caitriona Balfe also joins the cast and is one of the most popular actresses worldwide. Best known for playing Claire Randall in the award-winning Starz series Outlander, Caitriona will also star in the upcoming movie Ford v. Ferrari.
Helena Bonham Carter has been revered for her wide body of work for decades and has been nominated for two Oscars. Her partnership with Tim Burton has made Helena one of the go-to choices for anything fantasy-related. Helena Bonham Carter has appeared in the Harry Potter movies as Bellatrix Lestrange, the Red Queen in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movies, Mrs. Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Corpse Bride, and The Gruffalo.
There is no question there is an all-star cast behind The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and fans can’t wait to see the series. You can get the first look at the teaser trailer in the video player below.
Louis Leterrier and The Jim Henson Company are behind the series hence why it is so close to the original 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz movie The Dark Crystal. One thing that fans will appreciate is that the Netflix series holds true to its original form and there will be no CGI used in the series — as there will only be puppets.
Are you looking forward to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?