Netflix Unveils First Photos and Amazing Cast List for 'The Dark Crystal

Dark Crystal Prequel Series- Age of Resistance- Rian

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal prequel reveals first photos, huge voice cast

Joining the show are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel as Rian (above), Brea and Deet (below left and right, respectively), who are described as "three Gelfling heroes".

The upcoming "Dark Crystal" series at Netflix has announced a stacked voice cast. 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.

Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. Game of Thrones' Emmanuel is playing Deet, a member of the cave-dwelling Grottans, Glass' Taylor Joy plays a noble Vapra named Bree, and Robin Hood's Egerton is taking on the role of Rian, a Crystal Castle guard from the Stonewood clan.

Dark Crystal Animated Series- Age of Resistance- Brea

The 10-episode series features the next generation of Jim Henson Company puppets, which we get our first look at here.

As with "Labyrinth" and other Jim Henson projects, the movie utilised animatronic puppets.

They're not the only major names to lend their voices to the new series - other Gelfling characters will be played by Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King's Speech), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean's Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Kingsman) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider).

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And that's not all either. there's also Mark Hamill, Harvey Fierstein ('Torch Song'), Ralph Ineson ('Game of Thrones'), Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key ('Key and Peele'), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ('True Detective'), Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg.

If the first peeks are any indication, then fans of the movie can look forward to a faithful return to the handsome and frightening world of Thra. The character was originally voiced by Billie Whitelaw, who sadly passed away in 2014.

'It is humbling to see so many truly gifted actors join The Dark Crystal universe, ' she said.

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As we previously reported, the series will combine puppetry with CGI under the eye of The Incredible Hulk's Louis Leterrier and Brian Froud, the original film's conceptual designer.

Henson added: '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'.

Age Of Resistance is set to premiere in 2019.

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