Netflix will be rebooting the popular She-Ra cartoon in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The show will star the voice talents of Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh, Orange is the New Black’s Lorraine Toussaint, Black-ish’s Marcus Scribner, Dancing with the Stars’ Jordan Fisher, and Young & Hungry’s Aimee Carreror.

On their website, Netflix describes the show as “a magic sword transforms an orphan girl into warrior She-Ra who unites a rebellion to fight against evil.”

Back in May, it was revealed that cartoonist Noelle Stevenson would be co-executive producer on the project alongside Chuck Austen in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation Television. Comic fans will know Stevenson from her work on Lumberjanes at BOOM! Studios.


Along with releasing a teaser poster for She-Ra, Stevenson discussed the project with Entertainment Weekly:

“She–Ra was ahead of its time. 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.”

As you can tell, you can’t really get a good look at what She-Ra will look like from the official teaser poster. However, a leaked photo of the character design for She-Ra has surfaced and folks are not happy with it at all.

YouTubers Kneon and Geeky Sparkles had strong words to say. Kneon described the character design as Ben 10 in drag. But Geeky Sparkles was much more opinionated:

“I’m still waiting for them to say this is Prince Adam that decided he wants to be Adora now. This is not a girl. This is a guy. The arms are man at arms. That is a man’s face. That is a shaved head with a mullet maybe.”

Others expressed their distaste for the design and compared it to the original 1980s design of the character.

There were some folks who did dig the design.

And then there were the folks who were hating on the people hating the redesign.

**Editor’s note** She-Ra was voiced by Melendy Britt. She’s married to her husband and has multiple kids. One of the original founders of Filmation, the studio behind He-Man and She-Ra, Louis “Lou” Scheimer was also married to his wife Jay until her death in 2009. They had two kids together. Rainbow logos were commonly used for companies in the 80s including Mac, Reading Rainbow, NBC, and others.

Even one person decided to hate on She-Ra in general and expressed his support for He-Man and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

What do you think about the new She-Ra design?

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