For the honor of Greyskull! While the ‘Masters of the Universe’ live-action movie continues to languish, spinoff ‘She-Ra’ is about to return for a new generation in the medium that launched the characters in the first place– an animated series. In December, Netflix entered into a deal with Dreamworks to create an entire line of animated series and among them was ‘She-Ra.’ The new series is expected to launch later this year and now you can get a hint as to what to expect. Netflix has released a teaser poster depicting the new incarnation of the hero and also reveals that the series will actually be named ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, which brings it closer to the name ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’.
The original ‘She-Ra: Princess of Power’ cartoon launched in 1985, six years before the co-executive producer of the new show, Noelle Stevenson was born. But she is still enthusiastic about this project.
“I was always looking for the female characters in sci-fi and fantasy who were more than just the girlfriend. I love the female characters in She–Ra. There isn’t another show quite like it.
“She–Ra was ahead of its time. I’m so excited to bring these stories of female power and love and friendship back now when it seems like we need them more than ever.”
Stevenson is the acclaimed creator behind comic books ‘Nimona’ and ‘Lumberjanes’, both projects that have been praised for being appropriate for all ages and girls in particular.
In addition to this poster, the voice cast has been profiled in Entertainment Weekly:
It’s interesting that this new show is using characters like Entrapta and Netossa who were late arrivals to the original toy line and cartoon.
The cast also includes Lorraine Toussaint as Shadow Weaver, Sandra Oh as Castaspella, AJ Michalka as Catra, Reshma Shetty as Angella, Keston John as Hordak, Lauren Ash as Scorpia, and Genesis Rodriguez as Perfuma.
Shortly after this series was announced a teaser image surfaced online:
With this black and white drawing and the obscured poster, you should have a good idea of how the lead character will look in the finished series, as well as an overall idea of the show’s overall visual style.
Earlier this month, Dreamworks Animation entered into an exclusive deal with Hulu. Shortly afterward, it was announced that one of Dreamworks’ animated series on Netflix, ‘Trollhunters’ was ending. It’s unclear what will become of ‘She-Ra’ and the other shows that were announced at the same time. It would be disappointing if these shows catch on, only for them to only last one season as Dreamworks shifts its alliances to Hulu.
What do you think of the new ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ so far?