Friends, it’s a wonderful thing to wake up and find that there is some new retro discovery or at least something retro related to check out. Which is exactly the case when we received a press release for Dreamworks Animation Television’s upcoming She-Ra series down here in the Retroist Vault this morning. An exclusive for Netflix this new animated series also debuted a teaser trailer for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power!
With the recent Netflix Masters of the Universe documentary this is an absolutely fantastic time to be a fan of those heroes from both Eternia as well as Etheria! I will admit I am very curious if they will keep any connection to He-Man being related to She-Ra in this new series. I assume, judging by the teaser trailer for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power that this might in fact be similar to the Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender reboot.
From the press release:
“The savior of Etheria is here as DreamWorks She-Ra and The Princesses of Power brings to life a story of magic, friendship, loyalty, and an epic battle for peace. Inspired by the popular ‘80s series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story of an orphan named Adora, 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. Set in a world where women are unabashedly at the forefront, the series brings forth indomitable female characters each with their unique abilities and flaws to empower and entertain audiences everywhere.
Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) present a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon by giving a generation of young fans a warrior princess that is tailor-made for today. The series will debut Friday, 11/16/18 exclusively on Netflix!”
The last part of the press release offered quite a selection of classic She-Ra: Princess of Power characters as well as the talent voicing them:
“Created by an amazing production team, this Netflix original series features a talented voice cast, starring Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (Black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Queen Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Hamilton: An American Musical) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.”
Obviously we will be sure to share any further announcements about the show, friends!