DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix announced that She-Ra and the Princess of Power, their new animated original series, will premiere on November 16, 2018. To commemorate the announcement, they have revealed several new images of the main characters that will appear.
She-Ra voiced by Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Glimmer voiced by Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Bow voiced by Marcus Scribner (black-ish), and Catra voiced by AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs). Another image reveals Bright Moon Castle, the capital of Etheria and home-base to the Rebellion.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.
The series comes from Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) comes to a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.
Of course, this hasn’t stopped the “nerds” from crying that this new iteration of She-Ra doesn’t look anything like the one from before. Newsflash, that was a She-Ra from an older generation. Not sure if they think sexualization of She-ra encapsulates her, but it doesn’t. And maybe, just maybe, it’s not meant for you. Obviously, this isn’t the She-Ra you remember, because this new one is targeted towards a different demographic.
But I digress, I look forward to recommending this show to my young nieces and nephews.