The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to Netflix on 30 August

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance trailer is here and I’d like to remind you it’s all puppets

The first teaser trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has arrived and I’m pretty sure the Henson puppetry team is made up of wizards.

According to the Netflix series director, Louis Leterrier, the only CG they used was to remove the puppeteers. So that’s something to blow your mindhole with when watching the trailer.

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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