The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Trailer Promises An Epic Puppet Fantasy

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The new trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is here. The upcoming Netflix show is a prequel to Jim Henson's cult 1982 fantasy movie, and like the film, it features puppets and incredible set design to create its magical world.

While May's first trailer was visually stunning but didn't reveal much about the story, this new one is more plot-focused. It shows main characters Deet, Rian, and Brea realising they must fight back against the evil Skeksis, who have been ruling the land based on lies. Like the movie, the series looks like it will fully embrace dark fantasy and should appeal to both long-time fans and newcomers. Check it out below.

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will run for 10 episodes and arrives in Netflix on August 30. The main characters are played by Taron Egerton (the Kingsman movies), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), and the rest of cast list is equally impressive. It includes Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.

The show is directed by Louis Leterrier, who previously helmed the first two Transporter films and Marvel's The Incredible Hulk. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he spoke about the challenges involved with using puppetry rather than the CGI you'd expect for a show like this in 2019. "I was not fighting against anyone, I was fighting against common sense and practicality," he said. "It's so so complicated to build a puppet, hire puppeteers, all that stuff. We chose the long, hardest road and we're very thankful [we did]. It looks absolutely stunning."