Here’s Who Everyone’s Playing in ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’
Here’s Who Everyone’s Playing in ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’


With two months to go before the premiere of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the series has finally unveiled its full cast list — and there are a few surprises.


Joining the already stacked cast are Sigourney Weaver as The Myth-Speaker, Game of Thrones‘ Lena Heady as the battle-ready Gelfling Maudra Fara, Doctor Strange‘s Benedict Wong as the Skeksis General, Ant-Man & the Wasp‘s Hannah John-Kamenas the Gelfling Naia, Crazy Rich Asians‘ Awkwafina as the Collector (who looks like a cross between a Skeksis and Mystic), and Muppets star and original Dark Crystal actor Dave Goelz, who again voices a dog-like Fizzgig, this one named Baffi.



Here’s how the rest of the cast stacks up, and the list is extensive:

Gelfling Characters


Taron Egerton as Rian

Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea

Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet

Caitriona Balfe as Tavra

Helena Bonham Carter as All-Maudra

Harris Dickinson as Gurjin

Natalie Dormer as Onica

Louise Gold as Maudra Argot

Eddie Izzard as Cadia

Theo James as Rek’yr

Toby Jones as Librarian

Shazad Latif as Kylan

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Seladon

Mark Strong as Ordon

Alicia Vikander as Mira


Skeksis and Mystics Characters

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Andy Samberg as The Heretic (Skeksis who possibly sides with the Mystics?)

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as The Archer (Mystic)

Alice Dinnean as The Ornamentalist (Skeksis)

Harvey Fierstein as The Gourmand (Skeksis)

Mark Hamill as The Scientist (Skeksis)

Ralph Ineson as The Hunter (Skeksis)

Jason Isaacs as The Emperor (Skeksis)

Keegan-Michael Key as The Ritual Master (Skeksis)

Simon Pegg as The Chamberlain (Skeksis)

Neil Sterenberg as The Scroll-Keeper (Skeksis)


Other Characters


Donna Kimball as Aughra

Victor Yerrid as Hup the Podling


The ten-episode prequel series will tell a whole new story that expands on the mythology of the world of Thra that was laid out in the 1982 original film. It’s set to premiere on Netflix on Aug. 30.


Images courtesy of Netflix