Move Prince of Eternia. Adora, the true Princess of Power and He-Man’s female counterpart She-Ra is getting the modern makeover over at Netflix with a new animated series headed to the streaming later this year!
You go girl.
In the early ’80s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was the goddamn jam for us kids. Based on the massive success of a toy line, He-Man and friends became an epic animated series that bears some heavy nostalgia for humanoids young and old of that era. As with any hot commodity, He-Man got a spin-off series catered more towards young girls to broaden their horizons and grow the Eternia Empire into something unstoppable. Well, that is until that 1987 featured film starring the wonderful Dolph Lundgren (he is a goddamn national treasure) hit the theater scene. Then, the stock of Greyskull plummeted faster than Skeletor could make some sarcastic comment. Although realistically, I’m sure he was laughing his ass off.
Anywho, streaming giant Netflix announced some time ago that they were giving He-Man’s long-lost twin sister a series of her own, breathing life once again into the fictional planet of Etheria! According to reports, this new take on the cult classic follows orphan Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde (. She then discovers a magical sword that can transform her into the warrior princess She-Ra, and unites a group of magical princesses “in the ultimate fight against evil.” Fans of the original series may remember Adora’s first appearance in the Filmation animated movie The Secret of the Sword, which was used to set up She-Ra’s backstory prior to The Princess of Power series. And also a cool way to get He-Man and She-Ra together to kick all the ass. So it looks as if they’re staying somewhat faithful to the original concept. However, there are no reports of He-Man making any appearances in your next binge-worthy series along with Madame Razz or Kowl (he was kind of annoying anyway). But who knows, the first episodes are set to premiere globally later in 2018, so anything can change before then.
The Princess of Power voice cast includes Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) 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; and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver.
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