Netflix and Dreamworks Animation Television are teaming up to revive the beloved ’80s cartoon series She-Ra: Princess of Power, with Lumberjanes writer-illustrator Noelle Stevenson as showrunner.
— Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) December 12, 2017
“Can’t wait for you to see what we’re doing,” Stevenson wrote of the project on Twitter.
Debuting in 1985, She-Ra was devised as a counterpart to He-Man, giving young girls (and gay boys) an entry point into the Masters of the Universe franchise. As Princess Adora, She’s Prince Adam’s long-lost twin sister who uses the Sword of Protection to transform into the woman warrior She-Ra, who soars through the air on a unicorn named Swift Wind.
“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,” Netflix wrote in a statement.
Other animated series coming out of the partnership include Trolls: The Beat Goes On, The Boss Baby, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.