Every 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Character: Skeksis, Gelflings and Voice Actors

The upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has one of the most stacked casts ever assembled, with a deep bench of characters brought to life by a team of puppeteers, including Alice Dinnean, Beccy Henderson, Louise Gold, Victor Yerrid, Neil Sterenberg, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Dave Chapman, Kevin Clash, Damian Farrell, Helena Smee, Kat Smee and Olly Taylor.

The prequel to the 1982 movie, The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance is set hundreds of years before the events of the Jim Henson original. Historical epochs on The Dark Crystal planet of Thra are defined by "Great Conjunctions" every thousand years (or, if you'd prefer, every 999 and one "trine").

Age of Resistance takes place after the Second Great Conjunction, during which the alien UrSkeks accidentally divided themselves into their better and worse halves: the urRu and the Skeksis. Since that day, the Skeksis have learned to manipulate the Dark Crystal and suck essence from the Gelflings.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Characters

So who will all this talent be playing in this Age of Resistance? Here's a full rundown of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance characters revealed by Netflix.

Sigourney Weaver voices a character named The Myth Speaker, who doesn't appear on-screen—some sort of narrator character.

Aughra, voiced by Donna Kimball

Aughra Netflix

Aughra is a godlike being, who embodies the planet of Thra and lived before the age of the Skeksis. She is an astronomer, who reads time and space from her mountaintop observatory, which appears in trailers for Age of Resistance. Jen (Stephen Garlick) visits her orrery in The Dark Crystal. She is the harbinger of the Conjunction—an alignment of Thra's suns, which interacts with the Dark Crystal.

While there is no one on Thra quite like Aughra, most of the other characters belong to two primary factions, aligning themselves with either the peaceful Gelflings or the rapacious Skeksis.


The Gelflings are small and peaceful natives of Thra, who love storytelling and share memories with each other through touch.

Rian, voiced Taron Egerton

Rian Netflix

Rian is a young soldier serving in the Skeksis' Castle of The Crystal, who learns of the Skeksis plot to use the Dark Crystal against the Gelflings.

Gurjin, voiced by Harris Dickinson

Gurjin Netflix

A friend of Rian's, who helps him escape the Castle of The Crystal, presumably to warn the Gelfling Maudras.

Maudra Fara, voiced by Lena Headey

Maudra Fara Netflix

Maudra Fara is one of the seven clan leaders of the Gelflings.

Naia, voiced by Hannah John-Kamen

Naia Netflix

Gurjin's twin sister, Naia leaves her home to find her brother and Rian.

Brea, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy

Brea Netflix

Deet, voiced by Nathalie Emmanuel

Deet Netflix

Tavra, voiced by Caitriona Balfe

Tavra Netflix

All-Maudra, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter

All-Maudra Netflix

Gelfling society is divided into seven clans, each led by a Maudra. The All-Maudra speaks for the seven clans in Gelfling negotiations with the Castle of The Crystal.

Onica, voiced by Natalie Dormer

Onica Netflix

Cadia, voiced by Eddie Izzard

Cadia Netflix

Rek'yr, voiced by Theo James

Rek'yr Netflix

Librarian, voiced by Toby Jones

Librarian Netflix

Kylan, voiced by Shazad Latif

Kylan Netflix

Seladon, voiced by Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Seladon Netflix

Ordon, voiced by Mark Strong

Ordon Netflix

Mira, voiced by Alicia Vikander

Mira Netflix

Maudra Argot, voiced and puppeteered by Louise Gold

Maudra Argot Netflix

Another of the seven clan leaders of the Gelflings.

Gelfling Companions

Joining the Gelflings in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance are several other natives of Thra, including the domesticated Fizzgigs and diminutive, gardening and partying Podlings.

Hup, voiced and puppeteered by Victor Yerrid

The Podling Hup Netflix

Baffi, voiced by Dave Goelz

Baffi the Fizzgig Netflix


The Skeksis desire power, often fighting among themselves. They were created when the UrSkeks attempted a purification ritual during the Second Great Conjunction, instead splitting themselves into the grasping Skeksis and passive, meditative UrRu. They control the Dark Crystal, but have begun experimenting with ways to abuse its power.

The General, voiced by Benedict Wong

The General Netflix

The Collector, voiced by Awkwafina

The Collector Netflix

The Gourmand, voiced by Harvey Fierstein

The Gourmand Netflix

The Scientist, voiced by Mark Hamill

The Scientist Netflix

The Hunter, voiced by Ralph Ineson

The Hunter Netflix

The Emperor, voiced by Jason Isaacs

The Emperor Netflix

The Ritual Master, voiced by Keegan-Michael Key

The Ritual Master Netflix

The Chamberlain, voiced by Simon Pegg

The Chamberlain Netflix

The Heretic, voiced by Andy Samberg

The Heretic Netflix

The Ornamentalist, voiced and puppeteered by Alice Dinnean

The Ornamentalist Netflix

The Scroll-Keeper, voiced and puppeteered by Neil Sterenberg

The Scroll-Keeper Netflix

UrRu, or Mystics

When the UrSkeks split, the Mystics were created from their contemplative and peaceful side. While the Skeksis stayed in the Castle of the Crystal, the sorrowful UrRu's retreated to the Valley of the Stones. They've since worked to push back the spread of darkness emanating from the Skeksis manipulation of the Dark Crystal.

The Archer, voiced by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

The Archer Netflix

How will these characters interact? Who will survive the coming conflict between the Skeksis and Gelflings? We'll find out when all ten episodes of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres on Netflix on August 30.