Dark Crystal Prequel: Taron Egerton Leads Impressive Cast of Netflix Prequel

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Netflix is pulling out the big guns for its upcoming Dark Crystal prequel, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. 

The upcoming 10-episode series has announced the cast for the series and is filled with household names.

From Mark Hamill to Catriona Balfe to Andy Samberg, we think it's fair to say you've heard of a lot of these actors. 

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Here's the full cast list:

Main 

Taron Egerton (Kingsman)

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones)

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Gelfling Characters 

Catriona Balfe (Outlander)

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones)


Helena Bonham-Carter (Harry Potter)


Harris Dickinson (Clique)


Eddie Izzard (The Riches)


Theo James (The Divergent Series)


Toby Jones (The Hunger Games)


Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery)


Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox)


Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)


Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider)

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The Skeksis & Mystics 

Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Mark Hamill (Star Wars)

Harvey Fierstein (Family Guy)


Ralph Ineson (The Witch)


Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter)


Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College)


Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Lady Dynamite)


Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead)

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will take place “many years” before the events of the film. “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,” according to the official logline.

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, previously said in a statement of the project.

“I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

Okay, TV Fanatics. 

What are your thoughts on this impressive cast?

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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