Netflix’s THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE Adds Sigourney Weaver, Lena Headey + Awkwafina to its Ensemble Cast
Netflix Original Series THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE Announces Additional Voice Cast and releases Character Images ahead of the 30th August Prequel Series Release.
Netflix has announced additional voice cast joining The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the epic prequel series to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson film “The Dark Crystal.” Newly announced voice cast include:
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Maudra Fara
Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame) as The General
Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as The Collector
Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker (No image, voice character only)
Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Naia
Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystal) as Baffi, a Fizzgig
Pictured Left to Right: Lena Headey as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong as The General, Awkwafina as The Collector
Pictured Left to Right: Hannah John-Kamen as Naia, Dave Goelz as Baffi, a Fizzgig
Previously announced voice cast are noted below, linked now with images of the characters they’ll voice.
Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Rian
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Brea
Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) as Tavra
Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) as All-Maudra
Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2) as Gurjin
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Onica
Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) as Cadia
Theo James (The Divergent Series) as Rek’yr
Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Librarian
Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Kylan
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) as Seladon
Mark Strong (Kingsman) as Ordon
Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) as Mira
The Skeksis & Mystics:
Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy) as The Gourmand
Mark Hamill (Child’s Play, Star Wars) as The Scientist
Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones) as The Hunter
Jason Isaacs (The OA) as The Emperor
Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as The Ritual Master
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective) as The Archer
Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) as The Chamberlain
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) as The Heretic
Aughra will be voiced by:
Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders)
Additional characters will also be voiced by their puppeteers from the production, including:
Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist
Louise Gold as Maudra Argot
Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper
Victor Yerrid as Hup
Additionally, Dinnean, Beccy Henderson and Sterenberg are the puppeteers for lead characters Brea, Deet, and Rian, respectively. Core puppeteers for the production also include Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Dave Chapman, Kevin Clash, Damian Farrell, Helena Smee, Kat Smee, and Olly Taylor.
About The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
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 ground-breaking 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.
“I am so grateful to this dedicated and gifted ensemble who has so beautifully voiced the characters performed by our puppeteers. Gathering such highly skilled performers was only possible because of their love and respect for Jim Henson’s work and his ongoing legacy,” said Louis Leterrier, Director and Executive Producer for the series.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Executive Producers: Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Halle Stanford
Co-Executive Producers: Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Blanca Lista
Producer: Ritamarie Peruggi
Line Producer: Tim Wellspring
Associate Producer: Cameron Richardson
Co-Producer: Vivian Lee
Produced By: The Jim Henson Company
Format: 10 Episodes x 1 Hour
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About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), Word Party (Netflix), and Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Universal Kids). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star and Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix).
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand recently premiered The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix) and is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show. Its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, was released last summer.