A New Dark Crystal Featurette and Images Highlight the Tremendous Talent Behind Thra

Puppeteers act out a scene with Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel). All photos: Netflix.
Puppeteers act out a scene with Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel). All photos: Netflix.
Photo: All images Netflix

It takes a village to create a world. A new behind-the-scenes video takes a look at the voice actors, writers, and puppeteers working to bring The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to life—as well as reflect on coming back to an iconic fantasy story after almost 40 years, and how to make it shine.

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Netflix has released a new look at the making of Age of Resistance, talking with stars Taron Egerton, Natalie Dormer, Jason Isaacs, and more about what it was like being part of Jim Henson’s fantasy saga, and how the prequel expands the world established in the original 1982 film.

The video also looks into the story set up in the prequel, set during the reign of the Skeksis. In the series, a Gelfling named Rian (Egerton) learns a dangerous secret about their rulers, and together the Gelfling have to find the courage to rise up against the Skeksis to defend themselves and save Thra. It’s hard to find hope in success, considering we know they’ll eventually be almost entirely wiped out. But hope can always be found...even in the scariest adversity.

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Netflix also released a series of new behind-the-scenes images.

Director Louis Letterier on the set of Age of Resistance.
Director Louis Letterier on the set of Age of Resistance.
Fitting an outfit and wig for a Gelfling.
Fitting an outfit and wig for a Gelfling.
The Chamberlain, voiced by Simon Pegg.
The Chamberlain, voiced by Simon Pegg.
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Filming a scene from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Filming a scene from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance debuts with a 10-episode season on August 30.


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When the original fim came out, “behind-the-scenes” meant something like the amazing hourlong The World of the Dark Crystal PBS special that delved deep into the making of the film, rather than just brief promotional videos with clips and interviews. I miss those days when we got really in-depth looks at the production process and it wasn’t just extended commercials. It’s always so disappointing to click on a “behind-the-scenes” video and get zero actual BTS content (although most of the photos here actually qualify, at least). Especially for something like this where the creative process is one of the most fascinating parts.