Surprisingly (perhaps only to me), one of the best shows to come along in a while is She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and the amazingly fun effort is returning for it’s fifth and final season on May 15th.
The DreamWorks Animation show which airs on Netflix has already been nominated for Emmy, Critics’ Choice, and GLAAD Media Awards.
While some shows, especially animated adventures, might go on for years without ultimately putting characters in especially novel circumstances, the fifth season finds She-Ra and the Princesses of Power facing situations that could not have been predicted. Horde Prime has arrived and She-Ra is now without the Sword of Protection. The epic conclusion of the series will find relationships tested, new adversaries, and as the fourth season set the stage for a very different dynamic between various characters, the fifth will change just about everything.
Will Adora and the Princesses of Power be able to save their planet? Or will the universe succumb to the evil might of Horde Prime before love can conquer hate?
Mark your calendars and block out some time to catch up with this one if you haven’t already.
Led by executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Eisner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer and cartoonist), She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has put women unabashedly at the forefront on and off screen, with empowered characters brought to life by a diverse voice cast, an all-female writers room and a majority female crew. Stevenson and her team have created emotionally complex and diverse heroes depicted through race, gender, body type and sexuality, that have expanded what sci-fi-fantasy can be and who can see themselves represented.
DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power features the voice talents of Aimee Carrero (Young and Hungry) as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (The Boys) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 2) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Alexa and Katie) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.