She-Ra, a classic 1980s cartoon about a warrior princess, is set to be rebooted by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist, Noelle Stevenson for Netflix in 2018. Netflix has enjoyed a lot of success in releasing its original series and being an online distributor for such series as Arrested Development, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and many shows tied into the MCU.
Netflix has revived many properties and has continued their expansion as a production company and moved on to produce various content like animated series. A recent report has confirmed both the trends will continue, as Netflix will revive a classic ’80s property.
According to Variety, Netflix will revive She-Ra: Princess Of Power in 2018. The She-Ra revival is being overseen by Noelle Stevenson. She is best known for her work on Lumberjanes and graphic novel Nimona. Stevenson has confirmed the announcement on Twitter and stated that she will act as showrunner for the series and it will be produced by Dreamworks TV. She had added in another post that she had been working on the project for two years and there are a few other tremendous talents tied to this.
A spin-off of He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe, She-Ra focused upon adventures of Adora, Princess of Eternia. Abducted as a child and taken to the world of Etheria, Adora had been raised by Hordak and trained to be a general. She was unaware of her origins until the arrival of He-Man, who was her long-lost twin-brother, Adam. With the truth having been revealed, Adora joined the rebellion against Hordak.
Despite Stevenson’s pedigree, there are a few who doubt that She-Ra has relevance in the modern day. Like the He-Man series which preceded it, the She-Ra cartoons were more than disguised toy commercials. Most of the She-Ra toys were designed with hair-brushing in mind more than imposing any positive message.
The recent success of the Wonder Woman movie has proven that audiences are open to the idea of warrior women as role models for young girls. And if My Little Pony can be transformed from a simple cartoon into an empire that holds appeal for fans of all ages, surely the Princess of Power can change with the times as well. Either way, it is probably best to withhold any judgment until the new series premieres on Netflix in 2018.