For the honour of Greyskull! She-Ra, She-Ra…

What’s old is new again, the past two years have seen things from the past revived, to name a few there’s: nasty politics, dungarees, and Pokémon (which never really went anywhere but Pokémon Go changed the game).

In 2018, retro warrior princess She-Ra is making her long awaited-but oft not thought about-comeback. DreamWorks Animation will bring the defender of the Crystal Castle back into the mainstream to be the hero we need right now.

The new series is to be executive produced by producer and Eisner Award winning writer Noelle Stevenson. A pretty inspired choice with Stevenson’s cult-hit comics ‘Lumberjanes’ (about a supernatural girl scout camp) and ‘Nimona’ (the story of a shape-shifter prone to villainy) having explored young womens: personal growth, friendships, sexuality, and ability to deal with developing powers or talents.

A press release for the She-Ra reboot says: “The trailblazing girl power icon originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. 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.”

The once and future, She-Ra debuted in the 1985 animated film The Secret of the Sword as Horde Force Captain Adora, a member of the Evil Horde who rule over the planet Etheria. Prince Adam and Cringer-the secret identities of He-Man and Battle Cat-are sent to the planet by the Sorceress to find the rightful wielder of the Sword of Protection, and come into conflict with the Evil Horde. Adora soon discovers that her whole life has been a lie, she is Adam’s long-lost sister, kidnapped by the Horde at birth and taken from Eternia to Etheria. Reunited Adam and Adora embark on a mission to end the reign of the Empire, defeat their father Darth Vader, destroy the second Death Star, and free the galaxy. Just like Star Wars.

After discovering her true identity Adora is granted the Sword of Protection, which allows her to become She-Ra (following the most intensive gym regime in the known universe). From then on in She-Ra:Princess of Power, she leads the Great Rebellion against the Evil Horde on Etheria with the aid of her horse Spirit (who becomes a unicorn), and other rebels all with scarily on the nose names: Bow (an archer), Glimmer (light powers), and Frosta (ice powers).

She-Ra will debut on Netflix in 2018.

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