Netflix's reimagining of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power from Noelle Stevenson is filled with iconic characters and stars who play them. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 1 consists of 13 episodes and introduces a new generation of viewers to Adora, Catra, the Evil Horde, and the Great Rebellion.
The new She-Ra series shares a foundation with the original but updates the concepts and visuals to suit modern audiences, as well as to showcase more diverse representation. He-Man has been eliminated as part of Adora's origin story, the costumes and characters have been redesigned to look less sexualized, and the residents of Etheria come in more shapes and sizes than the largely Caucasian glamazons that populated the original series.
The concept of the "Princess" has been reworked, too. Etheria's kingdoms are each led by their own princess (original characters like Castaspella, Netossa, and Entrapta, for example) each of whom Adora, Glimmer, and Bow implore to join a Princess Alliance to fight the Horde. It's clear that there are quite a few characters audiences will have to become acquainted with, and here's a rundown of the cast and characters of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's Main Cast
Aimee Carrero as She-Ra/Adora: As in the original She-Ra cartoon, Adora starts the series as a Horde soldier. She defects to join the Rebellion on Etheria after she discovers the true nature of the Horde and her identity as She-Ra, a princess of power. Carrero's best known for her work voicing Princess Elena on Elena of Avalor and her turn as Sofia Rodriguez on Young & Hungry.
AJ Michalka as Catra: Catra is Adora's best friend/enemy. The two grew up together within the Horde, but their friendship ends with Adora's defection. The fraught relationship between the two is a marked update from the original She-Ra series where Catra and Adora were at odds, but didn't appear to have a previous friendship despite ostensibly being raised together. Catra is voiced by AJ Michalka, who's best known for her work on The Goldbergs and Steven Universe.
Karen Fukuhara as Glimmer: Glimmer's an eager young princess in the Rebellion, but because she's the daughter of Bright Moon's Queen Angela, she rarely gets to see the action she craves. Her power is light manipulation and teleportation, but she's not quite at expert level in either, and she needs to recharge periodically or risk severe weakness. Karen Fukuhara, who played Katana in Suicide Squad and appears in Amazon's upcoming The Boys adaptation, voices her.
Marcus Scribner as Bow: Gallant archer Bow is Glimmer's best friend and a dedicated member of the Rebellion. His goodhearted commitment to everyone getting along is endearing and he's a key element of a lot of the show's humor, and he's voiced by Marcus Scribner of ABC's Black-ish.
Reshma Shetty as Queen Angella: Glimmer's mother and the winged queen of Bright Moon is the leader of the Rebellion, which was originally started by her husband, the late King Micah. Royal Pains' and Pure Genius' Reshma Shetty voices the Queen and she lends the character some much-needed wisdom and grace.
Lorraine Toussaint as Shadow Weaver: Catra isn't the only one consternated by Adora's defection. Hordak's conniving sorcerer, Shadow Weaver, is desperate to reclaim her erstwhile ward in She-Ra. Veteran actor Lorraine Toussaint voices the villain, which will no doubt remind audiences of her season 2 turn on Orange Is the New Black.
Keston John as Hordak: Hordak is Adora's mentor and the callous leader of the Horde. He's voiced by Keston John, who is currently known for his role on Avengers Assemble, and will soon be seen in James Cameron's Avatar 2.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's Guest Stars
Other memorable guest stars and characters include Sandra Oh as Castaspella, Superstore's Lauren Ash as the hilariously cheerful Horde soldier Scorpia, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Vella Lovell as eternally bored Mermista, and Liv and Maddie vet Jordan Fisher as Seahawk, a delusionally arrogant, but lovable sea captain.