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The Darkish Crystal’s Gelflings and Skeksis Come to Life in Prequel’s First Trailer

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The primary 30 seconds of a brand new trailer for The Darkish Crystal: The Age of Resistance is a beautiful, peaceable tour by the world of Thra… after which all Skeksis breaks unfastened.

The animation stays lush, however the story grows darkish: Deet, a Gelfling voiced by Recreation of Thrones‘ Nathalie Emmanuel, will get clued right into a disaster: Thra is dying by way of a course of ominously referred to as “the darkening,” and The Crystal of Reality (suppose untold energy packed right into a multifaceted gem) is on the coronary heart of the matter.

If none of this is smart, it’s seemingly you aren’t acquainted with Jim Henson’s 1982 movie The Darkish Crystal, which relied closely on puppets and animatronics. That movie launched Thra and its inhabitants, amongst them the peaceable Gelflings and the villainous Skeksis, who draw their energy from the crystal. Netflix’s 10-episode collection takes place a few years earlier than the occasions of the film.

Per the official logline, the Crystal of Reality “is broken, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a illness spreads throughout the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific reality behind the facility of the Skeksis, an journey unfolds because the fires of insurrection are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.”

“All Thra is in danger,” Deet is warned within the trailer above. “The darkening corrupts every thing it touches.” And when the Gelfling asks for a little bit extra info, she’s handled to a montage of some actually scary stuff — together with the nasty, birdlike Skeksis.

Along with Emmanuel, the prequel’s voice solid contains Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn 9-9), Natalie Dormer (Recreation of Thrones), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) and Anya Taylor-Pleasure (Break up).

The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance begins streaming on Friday, Aug. 30. Press PLAY on the video above to observe the trailer, then hit the feedback along with your ideas!

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