Look who has the power now! DreamWorks Animation Television has revealed the cast of the upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, set to be released globally in 2018. Clearly it’s going to be a female-forward animated series, as the cast reveals, but this is a big expansion for the universe in a way that only DreamWorks and Netflix can handle. The cast of famous folks and up-and-comers follows below, along with the new synopsis for the show.
Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra; 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.
She-Ra is a fictional character in the Filmation cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power, debuting in 1985. Also, a series of toys under her name were produced by Mattel. She is the alter ego of Princess Adora and the twin sister of Prince Adam/He-Man. She-Ra was intended to appeal to young girls in the same way that He-Man appealed to young boys. Filmation writer Larry DiTillio created the backstory for the property.
She-Ra was introduced in the animated movie The Secret of the Sword as Force Captain Adora, a member of the Evil Horde that rules the planet Etheria. Princess Adora discovers that she is the long-lost twin sister of Prince Adam of Eternia, having been kidnapped as a baby by the Horde’s leader Hordak. She is granted the Sword of Protection, which parallels He-Man’s Sword of Power, gaining the power to transform into She-Ra, her secret identity.