The famous streaming platform, Netflix has released our first look at Princess Adora as a She-Ra series. This platform had released a silhouette poster in May, and now we have a proper look at this newly designed version. This is very different compared to what she had looked like in the 1980s when she had been hanging out with Masters of the Universe and He-Man. This look is kind of similar to the animation that is used for the reboot of Thundercats.
The title of this series is ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’. In the original series, the main character, Princess Adora, had been kidnapped as a baby and she was then raised with Evil Horde, and she had not discovered her identity until much later in her life. The showrunner, Noelle Stevenson has now said that the original storyline was good and also almost perfect and they have decided to keep it the same. This is what she had to say:
“We’ve really started from the same starting point where the original show started from because Adora has such a great backstory. She’s separated from her family as a baby; she’s sent to another planet, she’s adopted by the villain overlord and raised by him in this evil army. She’s been raised to believe that the villains are doing the right thing and that the Princesses are the evil ones. And so we follow her as she has this crisis of faith; she’s been very sheltered her whole life, and as she starts to experience the world, she realizes that there’s more to this than she knew, that maybe there’s a reason they were called the Evil Horde… that maybe they were evil.”
While thinking about what the next project may actually be, Stevenson was thinking of all of the things that she actually likes, and this led to She-Ra. This cartoon had originated in the 1980s and had been released way before she was born, and this had given her almost everything that she loves. She then took the chance and pitched this idea of a reboot:
“I was really interested in finding what my next project would be, and finding something epic, serialized, action-adventure, fantasy, sci-fi… all of the things I wanted to do. She-Ra has this majority female cast, it’s centered around a female hero, it’s got rainbows, and it’s got robots, it’s got everything I like in one place.”
Noelle had pitched this idea to DreamWorks who had picked up the rights of this series. The studio had been looking for setting up a whole new series with the very same characters. While Noelle had been super excited for working on this project, she had kept her excitement level pretty low:
“When you’re working on a pitch, you have no idea if it’ll go or not, or really what will happen. At that stage, anything can happen, so it’s best not to get too attached to what you’re working on. But I realized at one point, Oh my God, I love this, I really, really want this. Two and a half years later, I’ve only gotten more entrenched in it. It is very, very dear to me.”
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is all set to premiere this year on Netflix. The cast includes Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka, Marcus Scribner, Reshma Shetty, Lorraine Toussaint, Keston John, and Lauren Ash.