SPOILER ALERT: If you are not up to date on ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, this contains SPOILERS for Season 3, so proceed with caution or turn back now.
Netflix’s ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ is returning for its fourth season in just two years, and even in such a short amount of time, the characters are growing, evolving and changing. On the side of the heroes, perhaps the biggest transformation will come from Adora’s previously hesitant bestie Glimmer who must now assume the throne as the new Queen of Brightmoon, after her mother’s sacrifice in Season 3. And part of her new position is a regal new look.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the series’ creator, Noelle Stevenson, said:
“Glimmer’s new outfit is very much inspired by her mother’s outfit. And I think in some ways it’s a little bit of an uncomfortable costume for her at first. She feels like she has to step into the role that her mother occupied before and do things exactly the way that she did. In the very first episode, she gets this ceremonial robe and it’s huge on her and it doesn’t fit and it’s uncomfortable. She doesn’t feel at home in this role and in this outfit. I think she was one of the characters who read as the youngest in the first season, but we’re seeing her grow. There’s a little bit of an edge to her costume. Even though it’s still pink, even though it’s still glittery, it shows that Glimmer is capable of more things.”
Glimmer isn’t the only one climbing to a new higher ranking. Catra is steadily increasing her power within the structure of the Evil Horde. And she may have found a way to even elbow past their fearsome leader, Hordak. (She also gets a new costume.)
As Stevenson said:
“We saw Hordak show a little bit of hesitation in the last season about sending for Horde Prime because I think as much as he sees this as his ace in the hole — that if Horde Prime shows up with all of his resources, he’ll be able to conquer Etheria pretty easily — he’s also a little bit afraid of his brother showing up. And Hordak is very motivated t have everything very under control by his brother’s arrival. And I think Catra is kind of holding that over his head. She knows how scared he is of Horde Prime arriving, and that’s what she’s using to keep Hordak doing what she wants him to do. “Your big brother is going to be here soon. Don’t you want to have everything conquered by the time he gets here?” I don’t know that Catra is quite expecting much from Horde Prime. She has a much more personal goal in conquering Etheria. But I think every character, having that threat of this even bigger power hanging over them, it just heightens the stakes for everybody.”
While Glimmer and Catra are in new positions of power, viewers will meet a new character, the shapeshifting Double Trouble.
“We were really excited to be able to have this character who sort of breaks all the rules of the show. You know, they’re really only in it for themselves and they’re incredibly fun to watch. Double Trouble sort of enters all of the character dynamics and kind of turns everything on its head because they are this new character who is sort of above it all and seeing the dynamics that they bring out in every other character. The character just has so much fun with what. They do and what they do to cause mischief and chaos, but they just enjoy it so much. I think that it’s impossible not to have fun watching them. The energy that [Jacob Tobia, who provides Double Trouble’s voice,] brings to this role just gives it all such a mischievous bent and you can tell how much fun Jacob is having with this character. And it’s just so infectious. Even amidst all of the kind of the heightened stakes of the season, Double Trouble just brings this sense of fun. They really just want to have a good time. And I think our characters are not really prepared for that and it changes the dynamics of those friend groups.”
For more insight into Season 4 of ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, check out these new photos below:
After Queen Angella’s heroic sacrifice, it’s Glimmer’s time to take the throne. But her reign as Queen begins during the most chaotic time in Etheria. With Horde Prime’s arrival looming, the princesses begin to lose grip and a secret weapon falls into Catra’s lap. The war wages on in the all-new season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, coming to Netflix November 5!
Are you excited to return to Etheria on November 5th?