Deet (or to give her full name, Deethra) is one of two main heroines in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (a TV show produced by Netflix which serves as a prequel to The Dark Crystal, a film from 1982). She is one of many small, elf-like creatures (with wings, in the case of females) that appear in Age of Resistance. Her lovely voice is provided by Nathalie Emmanuel and her cute puppet is operated by Beccy Henderson.
This started off as just a rough sketch, which I decided to ink out. And then it occurred to me to make a gag with it. This gag features a character called Vignette Stonemoss (played by the lovely Cara Delevingne), from Amazon Prime’s original series titled Carnival Row. Carnival Row is dark fantasy set in an alternate Victorian-like world. It is visually stunning, with an impressive amount of effort put into world-building, but the plot is a little bit disappointing. The gag that I drew derives from the fact that although Vignette was once entrusted with protecting a library, she is hardly the librarian stereotype.😄
I’ll post the original textless illustration of Vignette shortly, so till then, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
Netflix have just released a teaser trailer for their upcoming The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series, which is a prequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal, a fantasy film by the renowned puppeteer Jim Henson. The Dark Crystal is probably my favourite fantasy movie, so I’ve been mildly interested in this series ever since I first heard of it. And after watching the teaser trailer… I’m still mildly interested in it.😅
I found this teaser a bit confusing, to be honest. As I said above, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel series, but not only does the trailer feature locales from the original film, it also seems to have flashforwards to it, making it hard to tell what era each bit of footage was depicting. Hopefully the subsequent trailers will make things clearer. But one thing I can say now is that I’m glad that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has a prominent heroine in it, although she cannot hold a candle to Kira, the heroine from the 1982 movie.😋
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is out on August 30. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
HBO has released a trailer for a new series titled His Dark Materials, starring Dafne Keen (who was, incidentally, fabulous in the 2017 film Logan). I’m not familiar with the source material of His Dark Materials, namely the trilogy by Philip Pullman, but I have seen The Golden Compass, which was a 2007 film adaptation of the first of these books. I thought The Golden Compass was reasonably entertaining; the world it is set in, where magic and science co-exist, was interesting. However, because no sequels were ever produced, I don’t know how the story turns out. Hopefully the HBO series will be able to cover the entire trilogy.
His Dark Materials is due to be released by HBO later this year. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
Amazon Prime Video has just announced that Hanna will get a second season! I thought the first season was great (I’ve watched it three times already😋), so I’m looking forward to seeing how the story will be expanded on. And, of course, I hope the quality of the production can be maintained.
On Twitter, Amazon Prime Video posted a short thank you video from Esme Creed-Miles (who portrays the titular character in Hanna), suggesting that Esme herself only just heard about season two getting the go-ahead and that principal photography has yet to commence. The first season was released about a year after its principal photography began, so even if they started shooting season two tomorrow (which is obviously never going to happen), the show would not premiere before April next year. As a completely wild guess (hope?), maybe Hanna will return in September 2020.
I’ll definitely be posting more info on Hanna if I come across it in the future, but for now, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
This is a piece of fan art of Esme Creed-Miles as the titular heroine from the new Amazon primevideo TV series, called Hanna, as she appears in the first episode, Incidentally, this series is based on a 2011 film of the same name.
I’m currently in the process of watching Hanna for the second time. I think it’s a pretty good show. The storyline and action sequences are nothing out of the ordinary, but the characters are interesting, the acting is top notch (especially Esme Creed-Miles) and the visuals (some of them filmed on location in Europe and Africa) are fantastic. The soundtrack is nice as well. I recommend it if you are a fan of action girls and The Fugitive-type stories.
Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊