25 best Netflix shows coming in the second half of 2019

Stranger Things - Credit: Netflix
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Credit: Netflix
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Credit: Netflix /

12. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Release Date: Aug. 30, 2019

One of the newest shows to hit Netflix acts as a prequel to Jim Henson’s film The Dark Crystal from 1982. The story will follow three Gelflings, Rian, Brea, and Deet, who bring on a rebellion against the Skeksis. During this rebellion, they discover the secret behind the Skeksis’s power and that it threatens the entire world they live in.

The characters will be voiced by Hannah John-Kamen, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Taron Egerton, Mark Hamill, Harvey Fierstein, Jason Isaacs, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Keegan Michael-Key, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Luckily, we won’t have to wait long for this new fantasy series. According to the trailer that recently came out, the show should hit Netflix Aug. 30, 2019.

Based on that trailer, this is going to be the show everyone is talking about. The special effects and the character’s appearances look amazing. Jim Henson would be so proud. It looks magical and fantastical and like the kind of show Netflix has not had the chance to make thus far. The message behind it also rings as true as it did when the film was made.

While the effects are obviously going to be better than the 1982 film, the creators of the series clearly tried to make the characters as similar to the original as possible. Jim Henson was a master at puppets and these definitely are an homage to his creations.

It might be worth it to watch the original just to get acquainted with the story before the series releases in August.