Game of Thrones star Lena Headey to join Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey to join Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey to join Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel

The prequel series to the Jim Henson fantasy classic is drawing the biggest stars from other genre shows.

Headey will play Maudra Fara, Wong will voice The General, Awkwafina will play The Collector, and Sigourney Weaver will lend her tones to the character of The Myth-Speaker.

But today that talent has expanded even further: Netflix have just announced that Game of Thrones' Lena Headey, Benedict Wong of Avengers fame, Awkwafina of Crazy Rich Asians, Sigourney Weaver of Alien and Dave Goelz of The Dark Crystal have all joined the project.

The world of Thra is dying, with The Crystal of Truth that powers this world damaged by the villainous Skeksis as sickness spreads throughout the land.

Netflix have also released a series of some of the most horrifying character posters imaginable, showing off the Skeksis in all their wrinkly, glaring glory.

Like the original Dark Crystal movie, which used only puppets created by Jim Henson Co.'s Creature Shop- there's no CGI in the new series.

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The series returns to the world of Thra where three Gelfling heroes - voiced by Rocketman star Taron Egerton, Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel and Witch actress Anya Taylor-Joy - discover the terrible secret behind the Skeksis' power, and set out on a journey to incite rebellion and save their planet.

The series is directed by Louis Leterrier, executive produced by Leterrier, Lisa Henson, and Halle Stanford, with co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Blanca Lista.

"I am so grateful to this dedicated and gifted ensemble who has so beautifully voiced the characters performed by our puppeteers", Leterrier said.

'Gathering such highly skilled performers was only possible due to their love and respect for Jim Henson's work and his ongoing legacy, ' the director said.

The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance will hit Netflix on August 30, 2019. 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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