After taking over Netflix with She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, fans will be thrilled to know that the leading lady will be coming back to life in a live-action series.
According to Variety, the exciting project which will be produced by DreamWorks Animation, is currently in its early stages and will not be associated with the animated series but will instead serve as a standalone story.
The publication has claimed that there is not yet a writer attached to the project, and that DreamWorks Animation will serve as an executive producer after working on the Netflix animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
News of the live-action production comes three years after She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was rebooted as an animated series for Netflix, which ran for five seasons.
The character first appeared in 1985 in the animated series She-Ra: Princess of Power and later in a compilation film He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword that same year.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power follows the journey of Adora – an orphan who discovers a magical sword that transforms her into legendary warrior princess She-Ra and forms a rebellion to fight against evil.
The heroine was initially created as a fearless character for girls following the huge global success of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series and Mattel toy line.
Show creator Noelle Stevenson spoke out about the importance of representation and incorporating LGBTQ+ issues.
‘There weren’t characters who were outwardly gay or lesbian,’ Noelle said.
‘There’s nothing inappropriate about being gay and living your life.’
‘This is something we need to represent and show in as many different ways as possible.’
No date has been confirmed yet of when the live-action will premiere, here’s to hoping it’ll inspire a new generation of anime fans.
Seasons 1-5 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power are available to stream on Netflix
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