Dreamworks' She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has moved up its Netflix release date three days from November 16 to November 13. The series is one of the more hotly anticipated premieres of the fall given the nostalgia many still hold for the 1985 original, as well as curiosity surrounding showrunner Noelle Stevenson's vision.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power revolves around Adora, a young warrior who's been raised to serve as a soldier within the Horde, a massive military power. Unbeknownst to her, the Horde is an evil entity bent on conquering and pillaging everything its path, and the Great Rebellion she's been trained to despise is actually justified in its actions. She gains awareness of this reality while stranded in Rebellion territory, at which time she discovers a magic sword capable of transforming her into the superhuman She-Ra. The series has attracted an exceptional cast of voice talent including Aimee Carrero (Young and Hungry) as Adora, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, and Netflix has now officially moved the release date up a full three days.
Now, with anticipation of the series growing, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be available on Netflix three days earlier than anticipated. Originally set to launch on November 16, the reboot is now slated for a release on November 13 instead. Dreamworks also released a second trailer which trimmed the footage of Adora's first transformation, showcasing more of the princesses in action as a team, as well as featuring the single "Warriors" by Aaliyah Rose.
While the new series does appear to maintain many recognizable elements from the original show, creator Noelle Stevenson (Critical Role) made some key changes in order to update the story. Along with focusing more on diversity, skewing the characters a bit younger, and introducing LGBTQ characters, the series is also redesigning characters to appear less sexualized. This caused a minor stir on the internet, but the overall reception of Stevenson's vision has been well-received.
As reboots go, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power came at just the right time. The core values of She-Ra, combined with its feminist message, made 2018 the perfect time to reboot the story so that modern audiences could benefit from the series and character's core message. She-Ra stands alongside standout heroines this year, like Laurie Strode in Halloween, Domino in Deadpool 2, and, of course, the Doctor in Doctor Who.
She-Ra and the Princess of Power will debut on Netflix on November 13.