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Netflix Announces The Witcher & The Dark Crystal Hall H Panels for SDCC 2019

Today Netflix unveiled their exciting San Diego Comic-Con line up. The global streaming service will host two Hall H panels on Friday, July 19, 2019, in celebration of their highly anticipated new series: The Witcher & The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

The Witcher series is based on the books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's and not directly related to the popular video game franchise. The video game, developed by Polish game developers, CD Projekt Red and published by Atari, is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed video game franchises. It's cinematic intro was nominated for the 2007 VES Awards in the category of Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game. The story takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows Geralt of Rivia, one of a few traveling monster hunters who have supernatural powers, known as Witchers. Sapkowski recently weighed in on the adaptation.

"I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories," said Sapkowski. "...staying true to the source material and themes that I have spent over 30 years writing. I'm excited about our efforts together as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."


Friday, 7/19/2019; 2:15PM - 3:00PM

Hall H

Moderated by accomplished actress and host and beloved sci-fi fan Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community," "Mom"), the panel will include cast members Cavill, Chalotra, and Allan alongside showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. NX, the @netflix space for everything super, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, anime, and beyond will be the place for fans to track all news on the series out of the convention on @NXonNetflix Twitter and Instagram handles.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance based on Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 feature film, THE DARK CRYSTAL, returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Henson’s daughter Lisa – who serves as CEO of The Jim Henson Company – and director Jim Leterrier have teamed up to put together a 10-part series, which explores the fall of the “Gelfling” community, through some masterful modern puppeteering.


Hall H

Friday, 7/19/2019; 3:30PM - 5:15PM

Netflix presents an exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated fantasy series, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE. In this stunning new prequel to Jim Henson's THE DARK CRYSTAL, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.Realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all of your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.

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