The Princess of Power is back! The Netflix reboot of She-Ra now has a poster, plus the subscription streaming service also announced the voice cast for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
The first She-Ra series originally aired in 1985. Here's the story behind the character: She-Ra is actually Princess Adora, the twin sister of Prince Adam, aka He-Man. At the time, Filmation created her to have the same appeal to girls that He-Man had to boys. In the original series, Adora was abducted at birth and raised by the evil Hordak. But once she met He-Man, she learned the truth about herself and chose to side with good, taking up the magic Sword of Protection that transforms her into her superhero alterego, She-Ra. This granted her powers of super strength, making her as formidable as her brother. This also created a character specifically marketed to girls, which meant that Mattel made a killing on She-Ra merchandise.
EW revealed the new poster for Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power series, as well as listed out the show's voice cast. Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) will take on the role of She-Ra, with Jordan Fisher (Moana, Liv and Maddie) taking on the role of Seahawk. Other cast members include Marcus Sribner (black-ish) as Bow, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) as Castaspella, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (Steven Universe, The Goldbergs) as Catra and Reshma Shetty (Blindspot) as Angella. Take a look at the poster, as well as a photo of the cast and creative team, below.
Co-executive producer Noelle Stevenson, who is known for her work on the comic book series Lumberjanes, spoke about her excitement in bringing She-Ra back to life on Netflix.
“She-Ra was ahead of its time. I’m so excited to bring these stories of female power and love and friendship back now when it seems like we need them more than ever.”
Netflix announced that it had plans to bring She-Ra back to television last year. Expect an announcement about its release date for sometime in 2018.
With the popularity of female superheroes on the rise, now is as good a time as any to bring back what many young girls remember as the superhero that they spent every Saturday morning with. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power should fit right in line with these modern times, when female superheroes are prevalent, even in movie theaters. To quote Doctor Who, the future is female. And it seems that Netflix is banking on that.