Netflix has provided us with our best look yet at their She-Ra and the Princesses of Power reboot with a brand-new teaser trailer. Princess Adora is back along with characters Glimmer, Bow, and Catra, for the reboot, which is officially titled She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. We've previously seen a silhouette poster, which teased Adora's new look for the series and then some art was released back in July, giving us an even better idea of the animation style. While the new style doesn't exactly match with what long-time fans had in mind, Netflix hopes to gain a new audience with their series.
The She-Ra reboot teaser trailer opens with a mysterious voice calling to Adora, leading her through what could be the Whispering Forest from the original animated series to the Sword of Honor. Adora reaches out to touch the sword and begins her transformation into the Princess of Power. In the He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword movie, Adora was guided by the Sorceress from the Masters of the Universe animated series to unite Prince Adam and his kidnapped sister Adora.
The She-Ra reboot teaser is short, but it should give fans something to talk about while we wait for the show to premiere in November. Previously, when the first art for the reboot was revealed, fans were angry about the direction that Netflix and DreamWorks Animation were taking the series. The latest version of Princess Adora is younger and does not feature the animated "sexy" costume from the 1980s cartoon, leading to some pretty weird commentary on social media. Some people called her a "boyish lesbian," while others noted that she looks like Tom Holland from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After the initial backlash for the look of She-Ra in the new reboot, others started to point out that the show is for younger children, with a message that you can be a hero no matter what you look like. Backlash aside, while the look of Adora is debatable, it's more of an animation style choice that has some of the old fans upset, not that she doesn't look "sexy." Whatever the case may be, Netflix is doing their own thing and trying to create something unique for a younger generation that is unaware that Princess Adora ever existed.
She-Ra was first introduced in 1985 as a spin-off of the hugely successful Masters of the Universe cartoon and became a success on its own after getting introduced in the He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword movie. The film was a compilation of the first five episodes of the She-Ra series, put out beforehand, and with some minor editing. Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was developed by Noelle Stevenson, who is excited to share her take on the iconic character. The show debuts November 16th on Netflix and you can watch the teaser trailer below, thanks to the DreamWorks TV YouTube channel.