On Friday, May 18, Dreamworks Animation and Netflix issued a press release announcing the voice cast of the upcoming Netflix Original, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
A reboot of the 80s classic She-Ra: Princess of Power, has been in the works since December. The iconic property premiered in 1985 due to an overwhelming demand for a female-led fantasy series. Given how fantastic Stevenson’s Lumberjanes is, fans are in for an epic and timely adventure centered around friendship and empowerment, all led by a warrior princess suited for the times.
Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) plan a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. From the show title, it looks like She-Ra won’t be the only princess making an appearance this time around.
Here’s the official description for the upcoming Netflix Original:
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), 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.
Voice Cast for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
So far, all the characters slated to appear come directly out of the original television series. Dreamworks and Netflix gathered powerhouse talent to bring them to life:
- Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra
- Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer
- AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra
- Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow
- Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella
- Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver
- 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
- Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk
- Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista
- Merit Leighton (Alexa & Katie) as Frosta
- Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella
- Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa
When discussing the show with Entertainment Weekly, Stevenson, who didn’t watch the series (the original series aired six years before her birth), shared:
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.
We’ll all just have to wait until the show debuts at the end of the year to see if She-Ra and the Princesses of Power truly is for the honor Greyskull.
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