Based on the artwork and footage that has already been revealed for Netflix’s modernization of ‘She-Ra’, we already know that the cast will be a lot more ethnically diverse. (There was only one ethnic character in the original, Netossa.) In this photo, we can see that Glimmer is Asian (or whatever the Etherian equivalent is) and is voiced by Karen Fukuhara (Katana in ‘Suicide Squad’) while Bow is black. He will be voiced by Marcus Scribner, who plays Andre Junior on ‘black-ish’. She-Ra/Adora herself will be voiced by ‘Elena of Avalor’ star Aimee Carrero. (While Carrero is Dominican, She-Ra remains Caucasian.)
Creator of the new series, Noelle Stevenson, the cartoonist who created the award-winning ‘Nimona’ and ‘Lumberjanes’, appeared at New York Comic Con, along with Carrero, Fukuhara, and Scribner. While they didn’t want to reveal too much about the new series, Scribner revealed that the show will be even more encompassing. When asked about their favorite characters, Carrero replied, “Bow’s dads.”
Later, during a smaller interview with Screen Rant, Scribner was asked to elaborate on this relationship, to which he replied:
“This is difficult because it’s a bit of a spoiler, but at the same time I feel like She-Ra really doesn’t shy away from reflecting what’s actually going on in the world around us. It’s not some topical thing that really needs to be discussed, it just is. Bow has two dads. I feel like it just reflects a lot of modern families and things that are going on in the world around us. I don’t want to talk too much about their personality types and how they each factor in, because that was a bit of a [New York] Comic Con spoiler alert session, but it’s definitely super cool. … Just know that they play an integral role in a couple scenarios.”
Though they wouldn’t reveal specifically when Bow’s dads appear, Fukuhara simply responded, “They’ll come up, they have an episode.”
‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ now joins the ranks of Nickelodeon’s ‘The Legend of Korra’, Cartoon Network’s ‘Steven Universe’ and Netflix’s ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ as animated series to feature same-sex romantic relationships.
‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ will premier on Netflix on Friday, November 16.