Adora and Catra are going head to head this April, with the return of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – and the first poster for the season gives us our first taste of the conflict in store.
Produced by DreamWorks Animation Television, the animated series offers a modern take on the character for a new generation and follows Adora (Aimee Carrero), an orphan who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess. 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.
Season 2 sees Adora return, with former best friend Catra (AJ Michalka) firmly in her opposing corner. Also returning in the voice cast are Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Merit Leighton (Alexa & Katie) as Frosta and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella.
Noelle Stevenson is the showrunner and she has already hinted that the show’s sophomore run will be a “little bit more experimental”, with “a few weird, out-there” episodes, including one where it’s “essentially just a D&D campaign”. You can see the end result on Friday 26th April, when Season 2 premieres on Netflix. Here’s the poster:
Netflix renews She-Ra for Season 2
26th January 2019
Within a couple of months of its premiere in November, Netflix has already ordered more, and Stevenson has teased some details of what’s in store.
“There’s more drama. There’s mythology. We start to get more into the legend of She-Ra and the legend of the First Ones. We do meet some of our characters’ families. We see some of our characters like Catra, working their way up the ladder,” she told Newsarama.
“You are going to meet a few more princesses and princess-like characters in the next season. So stayed tuned for that. Those are going to be a fun reveal,” she continued.
“Some of our Horde characters get to shine a little bit more – Scorpia and Entrapta specifically get to really take a life of their own in the next season,” she added. “All these cool, fun, exciting things that we found in the first season we got to explore more in the second. Shadow Weaver just continues to be very Shadow Weaver, and her arc is especially interesting to me. I just find her so fun and interesting to write.
She also revealed that things will be a “little bit more experimental”, with “a few weird, out-there” episodes, including one where it’s “essentially just a D&D campaign”.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will return to Netflix on Friday 26th April. Here’s the video announcing the renewal:
She-Ra reboot in the works at Netflix
13th December 2017
Netflix is bringing back She-Ra to our screens in a new animated series.
The streaming giant is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation Television for the revival of the 80s girl power icon.
Since 2013, DreamWorks and Netflix have released 12 original series, including Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Voltron Legendary Defender, All Hail King Julien, DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free, Dinotrux and more, winning a total of 17 Daytime Creative Arts Emmys and six Annie Awards.
Now, the pair have announced their slate for 2018, and She-Ra is leading the pack. From executive producer Noelle Stevenson, the new She-Ra series will present “a modern take on the character for a new generation of young fans”, says Netflix. Other shows in the works include Trolls: The Beat Goes On, a spin-off The Boss Baby and The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.
The She-Ra reboot has no release date yet, but promises to celebrate female friendship and empowerment.
Here’s the full line-up – for more on She-Ra, click here.
She-Ra (Date TBC)
From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property 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. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (19th January 2018)
Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the the endlessly upbeat adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home. Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken), the series features Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 1 and 2) and Amanda Leighton (This Is Us, The Fosters) as the voices of Branch and Poppy with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca (Pitch Perfect 3). The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France. Watch the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! trailer here and visit netflix.com/trollsthebeatgoeson for more information. The music from season 1 of Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Date TBC)
Boss Baby, with the help of his big brother and partner-in-crime Tim, continues to navigate the cutthroat corporate jungle gym of Baby Corp, while angling to achieve the near-impossible: the work-life balance of a modern career baby. From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. V
Harvey Street Kids (Date TBC)
From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavours of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that’s largely thanks to the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot – the block’s self-appointed guardians and the world’s bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From Emmy-nominated executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Date TBC)
Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. Their fun gets them mixed up in adventures crazier than their outrageous comic books, which is when they call on their greatest creation: Captain Underpants! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
3 Below – Tales of Arcadia Trilogy (Date TBC)
3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019.