Fans are Nodding Their Heads After Seeing Netflix’s First ‘Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance’ Trailer
For those obsessed with the ‘80s, you may be rejoicing at the trailer release for the throwback classic that has won every high-fantasy geek’s heart. Today, Netflix released its two-minute trailer of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The premiere of the show’s 10-hour series is set to air on Aug. 30.
Set years before our elf-like Gelfling heroes, Jen and Kira, the show is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson film. What’s surprising (yet, admittedly appreciated) is the use of puppetry. In an age where CG takes over most movies and TV shows, fans are delighted to see the show staying true to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s vision. Combine Henson’s creations with updated digital technology, and viewers are shown a fantasy world that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is nostalgic.
According to The Verge, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will reveal how the guardians of the planet Thra slowly become the selfish and self-indulgent creatures known as the Skeksis. In the rise of their corruption, the Skeksis cracked the Dark Crystal, a powerful source that instills Skeksis with their longevity and power. The show will focus on the awakening of the Gelflins and their resistance against the Skeksis. Channeling companion novels, Shadow of the Dark Crystal and Song of the Dark Crystal, this iteration will be indefinitely darker than any Muppets Show.
So, who’s cast in the series? Big names like Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, who will be playing the series primary characters, and other stars such as Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamill, and Natalie Dormer.
Taron Egerton has gained popularity since his role in Kingsman: The Secret Service and his recent leading part in Rocketman (alongside Game of Thrones star, Natalie Dormer). Despite the cast, fans are focused on the 1980s revival. So far, the series has been gaining traction, as many are eager to binge-watch what will likely be this summer’s most talked about series.