6. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Original Release: August 30, 2019 – present
Ratings: Netflix is known for keeping its viewership numbers close to the chest. It is unlikely they will reveal how many people tuned in to watch The Dark Crystal prequel.
Critical Acclaim: The characters of Jim Henson are universally beloved, so it’s not surprising the prequel series was critically acclaimed. Netflix gambled on the success of the series, given the original is more of a cult classic, and it appears to have paid off, at least in terms of praise.
About the Role: In this voice acting role, Natalie Dormer plays a Gelfling named Onica. Her character is a member of the Sifa Clan.
Simply the Best: The prequel series is excellent for those who are wholly unfamiliar with The Dark Crystal franchise. It starts at the beginning of the story and follows the story of the Gelfling race on a planet called Thra. The Gelflings are exploited regularly by their creepy bird-like overlords, the Skeksis.
But then one day, a trio of Gelflings decides its time to end their plight and attempt to overthrow their evil dictators before the Skeksis can carry out their terrible plan. Onica is one of many Gelflings in the cast, and Dormer joins an all-star group of actors alongside big names like Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Benedict Wong, and several of her Game of Thrones co-stars.