She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
I am excited to see that She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has been so well-received. This relaunch of the 1980s cartoon show has a more modern sensibility, and it allows the character to stand on her own instead of being a He-Man adjunct. (I haven’t had a chance to see the show yet, but I believe it, since the revamp was created by Noelle Stevenson, whose Nimona, which did something similar to fantasy adventure stories, won an Eisner a couple of years of ago.) I’m told it’s a good watch for fans of Sailor Moon or Steven Universe.
The 13 half-hour episodes are produced by DreamWorks and all are now available on Netflix. The show
tells the epic story of an orphan named Adora, 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 show promoters sent me a super-cool t-shirt and a pack of character cards to bring me up to speed on the cast. There are a lot of them!
Aimee Carrero provides the voice of She-Ra/Adora, with Lauren Ash as Scorpia, AJ Michalka as Catra, Lorraine Toussaint as Shadow Weaver, Keston John as Hordak, Noelle Stevenson (!) as Spinnerella (which always makes me hear “Cut it up one time”), Krystal Joy Brown as Netossa, Christine Woods as Entrapta, Jordan Fisher as Seahawk, Vella Lovell as Mermista, Genesis Rodriguez as Perfuma, Merit Leighton as Frosta, Reshma Shetty as Angella, Marcus Scribner as Bow, Karen Fukuhara as Glimmer, and Sandra Oh as Castaspella.