‘The Dark Crystal': Lena Headey, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver Join Netflix Prequel’s Voice Cast

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According to the Wrap, Sigourney Weaver, Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Hannah John-Kamen and Dave Goelz have all joined the voice cast of Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the ten-episode prequel series to Jim Henson’s innovative, ambitious and dark 1982 feature “The Dark Crystal”.

Directed by Louis Leterrier, the series will explore the world of Henson’s fantasy film and already features the voices of Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel in the leads alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamil, Keegan-Michael Key, Andy Samberg, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Natalie Former, Jason Isaacs, Simon Pegg, Harvey Fierstein, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander and many more.

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.

The project has been realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The series will launch on Netflix on August 30th.