Trade organ Variety is reporting that a live-action version of She-Ra: Princess of Power is coming from Amazon. The well-regarded cartoon and toyline from the 1980s was a girl-power icon before anyone had even heard of the Spice Girls or third-wave intersectional feminism.
However, as expected, there is an “Uh-oh!” as we hear that DreamWorks Animation, which produced the recent Netflix animated series, will serve as an executive producer. We all remember how that went, don’t we?
The project is in the very early stages with no writer currently attached. If it moves forward though, this would be the first time Princess Adora has been live action and it would be beating the long-rumored, development hell-stranded live-action Masters Of The Universe to the screen.
That movie has been on, and off, and on again. Then replaced by an animation, then rumored to be on again. Noah Centino stepped away from the role of Prince Adam / He-Man after already starting his harsh training regimen.
The original series ran for two seasons and nearly 100 episodes between 1985 and 1986. The Netflix series ran for five seasons (yes, we were surprised too!) and 52 episodes, wrapping its run last year.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its diverse cast and the complex relationship between She-Ra and her best friend-turned-archenemy Catra. In 2019, the show was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming, as well as a Daytime Emmy Award at the 46th Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2021, the series was tied with First Day when it won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids and Family Programming.
The GLAAD Media Award is an accolade bestowed by GLAAD to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. So normal for a children’s TV show in the current climate.