When The Dark Crystal was released in 1982, it came as quite a shock. Yes, it was from director Jim Henson’s studio, but these creations certainly didn’t look anything like the Muppets we were used to seeing from Henson. This movie was dark, and even kind of scary! It’s taken nearly four decades, but that world is going to be explored again, in a new series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, that will serve as a prequel to the original film. Even though computer graphics have come a long way in the last 37 years, the series will be performed in old-school fashion, with puppeteers, but this time, the voices will come from an all-star cast that includes names like Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Harvey Fierstein, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Samberg, and Taron Egerton, among others. The Rocketman star Egerton says he vividly remembers seeing The Dark Crystal for the first time, and it was an experience that stuck with him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Taron Egerton)
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will debut August 30 on Netflix.