By now you’ve surely heard that He-Man is getting a reboot in the form of a new live-action Masters of the Universe movie, and now it looks like his old partner in crime She-Ra is also stepping back into the limelight.
A new animated She-Ra series is on the way from Dreamworks and Netflix, the two companies recently announced, as part of their ongoing production deal. The reboot will be helmed by Noelle Stevenson, the 25-year-old Eisner Award-winning comic book artist and creator of Lumberjanes. Here’s the official description of the new series, according to Deadline:
“The trailblazing girl power icon originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson’s unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor-made for today.”
She-Ra, AKA Adora, was originally the evil princess of the planet Etheria who discovered she was the long-lost twin sister of Eternia’s Prince Adam, AKA He-Man, and then decided to become a hero who was very similar in nature to him. With her Sword of Protection and flying unicorn Swift Wind, She-Ra battled Hordak and his Evil Horde in her original ’80s animated series for 93 episodes over two seasons, and has since gone on to star in numerous spinoffs, comics, and toy lines.
It’s unclear if the new version will share She-Ra’s He-Man related origins (they don’t mention the hero anywhere in the description, and different companies are handling the He-Man movie), or if the series will completely reinvent the character from whole cloth, but we’ll find out sometime in 2018 when the new She-Ra is expected to debut on Netflix.