Lena Headey truly cannot stay away from gripping, dark fantasies. But at least this time, she has a puppet to fight her battles for her. The Game of Thrones star is lending her voice to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a Netflix prequel series based on Jim Henson’s 1982 film The Dark Crystal. Other new additions include Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), and Dave Goelz from the original The Dark Crystal. Set long before the events of the movie, Age of Resistance will follow three Gelflings as they uncover the truth about what’s causing the death of their planet, Thra. The previously announced ensemble voice cast features basically everyone from Mark Hamill to Andy Samberg. Just a few of the many notable names are Helena Bonham Carter, Caltriona Balfe, Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Simon Pegg, and Keegan-Michael Key. Join the uprising when it premieres on August 30, 2019.
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