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Netflix Set Date For 'The Dark Crystal' Prequel

Netflix has just announced that the prequel to The Dark Crystal is only three months away.

Say what now, there’s a prequel…?

Yep, the 10-episode The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will roll out on August 30.

New pics have surfaced from the series, which sticks to the original cult 1982 feature film’s concept of using only puppets created by Jim Henson Co.’s Creature Shop – we’re talking no CGI.

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The series “returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world”.

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The original film, which Jim Henson co-directed with Frank Oz, grossed over $40 million ($A58 million) on a $16 million ($A23 million) budget.

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The Gelfling characters are voiced by Taron Egerton (Rian), Anya Taylor-Joy (Brea) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Deet), along with Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander.

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The Skeksis and Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg.

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