Netflix has been sharing its plans for adding new and exciting content to its platform for a while now. With so many already loved Netflix Originals, the company’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, revealed that 1,000 original programs will be on the service by the end of the year. A new series that has officially been announced is the re-boot of the ‘80s cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power.
“I was always looking for the female characters in sci-fi and fantasy who were more than just the girlfriend,” co-executive producer, Noelle Stevenson, tells EW. “I love the female characters in She–Ra. There isn’t another show quite like it.”
She-Ra follows an orphan named Adora who leaves behind her evil life in Horde. She discovers a magical sword that gives her ultimate powers and transforms her into a mythical warrior princess, She-Ra. As she gets comfortable in her new identity, she finds a new family in the Rebellion and forms a group of magical princesses to fight evil.
“She–Ra was ahead of its time,” Noelle adds. “I’m so excited to bring these stories of female power and love and friendship back now when it seems like we need them more than ever.”
Voicing the characters are some known names such as Grey’s Anatomy alum Sandra Oh, Orange Is the New Black‘s Lorraine Toussaint and black-ish‘s Marcus Scribner.
Check out the poster and the series original trailer below and keep it locked for an official release date.