Netflix just dropped their teaser trailer for the upcoming series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” Fans of the 1982 fantasy film are sure to get a kick out of this. Take a look:
This thing looks incredible. The 10-episode series takes place before the original film, and it looks like a natural extension of that world. They’re using physical puppets! While it looks like computers are jumping in for some graphic elements, the practical effects are incredible. There’s something tactile and wonderful about real puppets.
And the voice talent is really top notch: Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.
The 1982 original was a really dark, weird film. Along with “Labyrinth,” it was part of Jim Henson’s later, experimental phase when he grew beyond the Muppets to try something more adult. It earned just $41 million at the box office, but has grown in stature over the decades.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance arrives on Netflix on August 30.