Sigourney Weaver, Mark Hamill lend voices to Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

A trio of Gelflings must save Thra in the new Netflix prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Netflix has released the first full trailer for its new fantasy series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’s a prequel to the 1982 cult classic fantasy/adventure film The Dark Crystal and features a star-studded cast that includes Sigourney Weaver as the narrating Myth Speaker and Mark Hamill—fresh off voicing Chucky in the Child’s Play reboot—as The Scientist.

(Some spoilers for the original film below.)

The original film was a marked departure for Jim Henson and his co-director Frank Oz, significantly darker in tone than his previous work. It tells the story of the planet Thra, which gets its power from a magical Crystal. That crystal cracks, producing two new species: the evil Skeksis and kindly wizards called the Mystics. The task of restoring a missing shard to heal the crystal falls to a young Gelfling named Jen, aided by a wise astronomer named Aughra and his fellow Gelfling Kira. And he’s on a tight schedule: the shard must be restored before the planet’s three suns align or the Skeksis will rule forever.

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