Netflix Sets Cast for ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’
Grayskull is back and better than ever. Netflix, along with DreamWorks Animation Television, confirmed the cast of the upcoming Netflix original series “DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”. The all-new She-Ra event is set to be released globally in 2018, and the cast is pretty fantastic.
In the new special, Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor / shown above) will take on the role of Adora/She-Ra, with Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer. The show will also feature 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.
Fans of the franchise can also look forward to 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; and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.
If this is the first time you have heard of the reboot, “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” will be 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.
The series comes from Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe). The series will be a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon, set for a new generation of young fans.
Original She-Ra fans may remember her from the 1985 fantasy series, and should be excited to see the powerful Princess return to the small screen.