For those of you who are excited about Netflix’s upcoming fantasy adventure series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, I’ve got some toys here that you might want to start collecting!
Funko is releasing a series of action figures and Pop! figures for several of the characters including Rian, Deet, Hunter Skeksis, Hup, Aughra, and Silk Spitter. All of these figures are available for pre-order right now, and if you want to purchase any of the click on the links about the images of the figures.
The series is based on Jim Henson’s classic 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal. It’s pretty amazing that this series actually exists, and the fact that it looks so freakin’ great is exciting! I can’t wait to watch this series and see how this epic adventurous story unfolds. I’m so happy right now; this trailer filled me with joy.
It’s set several years before the events of the original movie. “We find that 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.”
The cast will be led by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones). They will play the three Gefling heroes in the story – Rian, Brea, and Deet.
They will be joined by Helena Bonham-Carter, Toby Jones, Alicia Vikander, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg. That’s not all, though! Some of the other Gefling characters will be voiced by Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), and Mark Strong (Kingsman).
Then there are the Skeksis and the Mystics, who will be voiced by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective). Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders) .Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
The series will premiere this summer on Netflix on Friday, August 30th!