The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a series based on the Jim Henson fantasy film from 1982, debuts on Netflix Aug. 30. The series is set before the film, which Henson directed with Frank Oz.
Executive producers on the series are Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier and Halle Stanford, and co-executive producers are Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews and Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
The voice cast includes Taron Egerton, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Keegan Michael-Key, Eddie Izzard, Andy Samberg, Mark Hamill and Anya Taylor-Joy.
The Gelfling are heroes in the Dark Crystal world and the Skeksis are bad guys.
“As power-hungry overlords drain life from the planet Thra, a group of brave Gelfling unite on a quest to save their world and fight off the darkness,” said Netflix.
Addiss added, “The show is about finding hope even in the darkest times.”
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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