Eighties kids, you need to watch the new She-Ra trailer

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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have released the first photos of the She-Ra and the Princesses of Power revival. 

It may have only graced our small screens for two years in the Eighties, but the incredible powers of She-Ra and her magical sword secured a special place in our hearts.

Which is why the news of a reboot coming to Netflix this year has got us more than a little excited.

Fans of the original will remember the courageous character of Princess Adora (an orphan), who defeats the Evil Horde as she transforms into She-Ra to free the planet of Etheria with her magical sword, slaying powers and gang of magical princesses in tow.

Now, she’s back. Written and produced by Noelle Stevenson and Chuck Austen for Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, the reboot has cast an incredible line-up of talent: Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow) and AJ Michalka (Catra). In addition, the voice talents of Lorraine Toussaint, Lauren Ash and Sandra Oh will also feature. 

Castle Bright Moon and the headquarters of the Rebellion

“I was really interested in finding what my next project would be, and finding something epic, serialised, action-adventure, fantasy, sci-fi…all of the things I wanted to do. [She-Ra] has this majority female cast, it’s centred around a female hero, it’s got rainbows and it’s got robots, it’s got everything I like in one place,” Stevenson told Entertainment Weekly.

Stevenson also revealed that the storyline will not differ greatly from the original.

“We’ve really started from the same starting point where the original show started from because Adora has such a great backstory,” Stevenson said. 

“She’s separated from her family as a baby, she’s sent to another planet, she’s adopted by the villain overlord and raised by him in this evil army. She’s been raised to believe that the villains are doing the right thing and that the Princesses are the evil ones.”

Stevenson continued: “And so we follow her as she has this crisis of faith; she’s been very sheltered her whole life and as she starts to experience the world, she realises that there’s more to this than she knew, that maybe there’s a reason they were called the Evil Horde.”

The characters of Catra and Ora

And people have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the reboot. 

In the teaser trailer for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a mysterious voice calls for Adora, telling the young hero that balance must be restored. We get to watch as she grabs hold of the mystical sword, becomes enveloped in a brilliant light, and transforms into She-Ra for the first time. 

Check it out below (along with another new exclusive image) before the series premieres on 16 November.

We’re certain She-Ra will empower a new generation of women.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be released on Netflix on Friday 16 November.

Images: Netflix / Twitter 


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.