The Honor of Grayskull is about to be restored.
Deadline reports Netflix and Dreamworks Animation are set to unveil five new animated shows over the course of 2018. They include follow-ups to features films like Trolls and Boss Baby. But the most exciting announcement is the return of beloved 80s icon She-Ra, the Princess of Power.
The original series, which debuted in 1985, told the tale of He-Man’s sister Adora. Separated from her family at birth, she became the ward of Skeletor’s superior, Hordak, and aided him in subjugating the planet of Etheria. Once she learned the truth, she became She-Ra and aided the resistance against Hordak’s occupation of the planet.
Like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the original She-Ra: Princess of Power series ran for 2 season with a total of 93 episodes before its original production company, Filmation, retired the series.
The new version, simple titled She-Ra, will be executive produced by Noelle Stevenson of Nimona and Lumberjanes fame. This fact alone makes the new series far more compelling. According to Netflix, “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.” With pretty much anyone else, that would just sound like corporate speak, but Stevenson’s body of work suggests this will be an apt description of the new series.
Stevenson herself was pretty stoked to share the news with her followers on Twitter:
I’ve been working on this in secret along with some really incredible talent for almost two years now. Stay tuned for more details over the next few months – can’t wait for you to see what we’re doing.
— Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) December 12, 2017
As fans of Stevenson and the whole Master of the Universe endeavor, we’ll be keeping our eyes on this project with great interest.
She-Ra is expected to stream in 2018.