“Balance must be restored,” intones a spectral voice as a teenage girl named Adora finds herself drawn to a magical sword.
“You do not yet realize the power you have,” the voice continues. “The time has come to show you your destiny.”
So begins the first teaser trailer for “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”, Netflix’s upcoming reboot of the beloved 1980s animated adventure series.
“‘She–Ra and the Princesses of Power’ is the story of an orphan named Adora (Aimee 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,” reads the new show’s official synopsis. “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.”
In addition to Carrero, the “She-Ra” voice 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 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.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, “She-Ra” exec producer Noelle Stevenson discussed why the time felt right to revive the animated series for a new generation.
“It was a really exciting opportunity for me because it’s about this female hero with such a complicated and interesting backstory,” Stevenson explained. “And also, one of the few legacy cartoons from the ’80s that really showcases a cast of female characters. Not just female heroes, but female villains and female comic relief. Kind of the whole spectrum of characters.”
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” premieres on Friday, Nov. 16.