Among a stellar cast are three Star Wars stars, Mark Hamill, Simon Pegg and Jason Isaacs. Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel play the three Gelfling heroes, Rian, Brea, and Deet, respectively.
Further Gelfling characters are played by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander.
The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by Mark Hamill, Harvey Fierstein, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg. Ancient wise woman Aughra is played by Donna Kimball.
For his part, Hamill is thrilled to be involved.
1st time I’ve worked for The Henson Company since The Muppet Show & it was more than worth the wait! Proud to be part of the “Ginormous” Voice Cast of the prequel to one of the finest fantasy films ever made: #TheDarkCrystal #LuckyMe https://t.co/WWttPSqcUW
— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 18, 2018
Netflix describe the series.
“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.”
“To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life,” said Cindy Holland, VP of Original Series for Netflix. “I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favorite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time.”