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‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel Sneak Peek: See Lena Headey, Awkwafina, and More as Puppets

The former ruler of Westeros is a battle-ax-wielding badass in this prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 classic, coming to Netflix in August.

"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”

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The battle to save Thra from the Skeksis is about to begin on “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” but a few more players have entered the fray. Netflix announced Wednesday that six more actors have joined the series as part of the voice cast: Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen, and Dave Goelz. They join a slew of previously announced cast members, including Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Mark Hamill.

Netflix’s 10-part series is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson cult classic film, in which viewers were introduced to the world of Thra, where the malevolent Skeksis use the power of the magical Crystal of Truth to replenish themselves and enslave the gentle race known as the Gelfling. A young Gelfling named Jen is taken in by the kind wizards known as Mystics and must fulfill his destiny to overthrow the Skeksis.

The new series takes place many years before the events of the movie and follows three Gelfling who discover the horrifying secret to how the Skeksis obtain their power. The fires of insurrection are stoked, and the friends go on an epic journey to save the planet from a sickness that has spread across the land.

Check out the voice cast and their puppet counterparts in the photos below:


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