That’s right. The Princess Of Effing Power is coming to Netflix. The 80’s cartoon that saw moderate success as a the spin-off of He-Man is being rebooted by DreamWorks with the creator of Lumberjanes spear-heading the project. DreamWorks could give us a solid reboot for a beloved cartoon that sorely needs the update. Familiar names lend their voices to the series and gives us hope for the future of She-Ra.
DreamWorks is killing it on Netflix. Hit shows like Puss In Boots, How To Train Your Dragon, and TrollHunters prove they can deliver quality Netflix animated series that are fun for kids and adults alike. Now they’re turning their attention to She-Ra: Princess Of Power. Little is known about the series so far, but details are trickling in. The voice of She-Ra is Aimee Carrero from Freeform’s Young & Hungry. Suicide Squad’s Karen Fukuhara, Lorraine Toussaint from Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black joins Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh to grace the cast list.
Noelle Stevenson is co-executive producer and a writer for Lumberjanes, a story about a camp for girls with a supernatural twist. Lumberjanes has a strong fan following and She-Ra is a great next step for Stevenson. There’s currently no mention of any ties to He-Man or any substantial rumors of a reboot for The Masters of The Universe, but if She-Ra gains popularity then nothing can be ruled out.
Entertainment Weekly’s synopsis of She-Ra states “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is 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. 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.”
With DreamWorks’ track record and the cast they’ve set up for She-Ra, the show has everything it needs to become another Netflix hit. Do we dare hope for an action figure line to rival it’s 1980’s predecessor? She-Ra: Princess Of Power releases on Netflix sometime this year.
Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry) as Adora/She-Ra
Jordan Fisher (Teen Wolf) as Seahawk
Marcus Scribner (Blackish) as Bow
Lorraine Toussaint (OITNB) as Shadow Weaver
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Castaspella
Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer
AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra
Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella
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
Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista
Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta
Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa