The voice cast for Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal” prequel series just got even more star-studded.
Siguorney Weaver, “Game of Thrones” alum Lena Headey, “Avengers: Engame” actor Benedict Wong, “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Awkwafina, “Ant-Man and The Wasp’s” Hannah John-Kamen and original “Dark Crystal” star Dave Goelz have all joined Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a follow-up to the beloved 1982 film by Jim Henson.
They join an already packed cast led by “Rocketman” star Taron Egerton, “The Witch” actress Anya Taylor-Joy and Headey’s “Game of Thrones” co-star Nathalie Emmanuel.
A prequel to Henson’s film, “Age of Resistance” tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. Per Netflix, “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.”
Other actors lending their voice to the project include 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, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
“I am so grateful to this dedicated and gifted ensemble who has so beautifully voiced the characters performed by our puppeteers. Gathering such highly skilled performers was only possible because of their love and respect for Jim Henson’s work and his ongoing legacy,” Louis Leterrier, director and executive producer, said in a statement.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will launch on Netflix on Aug. 30.