Netflix and DreamWorks Animation TV have revealed just when we can expect to see their refresh for She-Ra, in addition to releasing some new images for the animated effort.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has been confirmed to premiere on the streaming service on November 16th. As for the images, click on the below pics for a closer look.
In those images, we can see the titular She-Ra, Glimmer, Bow, Catra, and Bright Moon Castle. In the series, Elena of Avalor’s Aimee Carrero is voicing She-Ra, Suicide Squad’s Karen Fukuhara is voicing Glimmer, black-ish’s Marcus Scribner is Bow, and The Goldbergs’ AJ Michalka is Catra. Other names lending their vocals to the action include Royal Pains’ Reshma Shetty, Orange in the New Black’s Lorraine Toussaint, The Good Place’s John Keston, and Superstore’s Lauren Ash.
The official word on this new series reads:
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 transformers 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.
As is so often the case with new takes on old favourites, though, there’s already plentiful people online slamming She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. More worryingly, a lot of those complaints – which are from middle-aged men – are concerned because She-Ra isn’t as sexy as she should be. For those people, firstly, let’s remember that this show isn’t necessarily meant for you. If you’re not keen on the idea of this classic character getting a modern-day refresh, that’s fine, and, y’know, it still doesn’t spoil what you enjoyed about the classic She-Ra content of yesteryear. You can still go back and watch that stuff and it will be just as you remembered it. And secondly, why in the blue hell are you moaning that a character aimed at young girls isn’t sexy enough for your middle-aged tastes? There’s just something a tad creepy about that, right?
Anyways, we digress, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will land on Netflix this November, and we for one are looking forward to seeing what this new take on this iconic character plays out like. It may be good, it may be utter tripe, but let’s at least wait to find out, yeah?