THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE Teaser Looks Jaw-Dropping Amazing and Its Mostly Puppetry

In an era where practical effects have taken a back seat to CGI, Netflix and The Jim Henson Company is trying to prove that physical effects can still match or even outmatch CGI any day. The upcoming dark fantasy series is a prequel to the 1982 cult film "The Dark Crystal". Set many years before the events of the movie, 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. Soon, 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. Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel. Other characters will be voiced by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Donna Kimball. Catch "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" when it launches on Netflix on August 30, 2019. For now, you can catch the jaw-dropping teaser and key art below:

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