DreamWorks Animation’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has debuted new images from the upcoming Netflix series, headed by Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Noelle Stevenson.
The images capture the spirit of the new approach that Stevenson is taking to the She-Ra mythos, as she deals with an Adora who’s still getting used to the transformation she goes through when she turns into She-Ra.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stevenson explained the growing pains Adora is going through as She-Ra, “As She-Ra, she doesn’t know how to act. This is all new to her, and it’s a little clumsy at first. It’s like an uncomfortable suit. She’s like, ‘OK, here I am. I’m very glamorous, I’m very strong, people are looking up to me — because I’m very tall.’”
Adora is dealing with a lot of mixed feelings about her lot in life. Stevenson talked about how the new show is keeping the basic backstory of the original She-Ra series, but with a bit of a twist. “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.”
The general feel of the series spoke directly to the 26-year-old artist. “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 said. “[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.”
Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Princess Adora and She-Ra. The rest of the cast includes 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 Sorpia, 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, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.
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