Netflix just dropped the trailer for a prequel series to the fan favorite The Dark Crystal.
The star-studded cast for the fantasy series includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Taron Egerton, and Anya Taylor-Joy as the lead voices for the puppet characters. The series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance follows the three creatures — Gelflings — on a quest to save their world from evil overlords.
Netflix has a slew of original content, but this is one of its first original fantasy series to be released. Fans will have to wait until the end of the summer for this series, but from their reactions on Twitter it's clear they're ready for it now.
The trailer just dropped for the 2019 prequel, and it's ridiculously beautiful.
Elements from the trailer definitely draw from the 1982 Jim Henson original The Dark Crystal. This series follows three creatures called Gelflings named Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel), Rian (Taron Egerton), and Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy) through the world of Thra. The three discover a dark power that the evil Skeksis are using to fuel a rebellion.
Jim Henson's 1982 The Dark Crystal quickly gained cult-classic status when it debuted.
In the original, one Gelfling sets out on a quest to restore a powerful crystal that brings balance to his world by replacing a missing shard. In similar fashion to David Bowie's Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal is based around fantastical puppeteering and the creation of an original world. The upcoming series will be set before its predecessor.