The 10 episode series appears to revolve around the Skeksis being rubbish, as usual, threatening the world of Thra with an all-encompassing darkness, and the three Gelfling heroes attempting to prevent it by inspiring an uprising. Given that this is a prequel to the events in the 1982 film, we sort of know how it’ll all work out. However, the series is littered with famous voice talent (Taron Egerton, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard etc.) and bursting with sumptuous practical effects, so I’m looking forward to it, even though the Skesis gave me recurring nightmares as a child. What’s a little PTSD when you’re in the presence of art?
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be out on Netflix 30 August.
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