For the honor of Grayskull! Netflix bestowed the critically acclaimed animated series She-Ra and The Princess of Power — one of the best animated series of the past year — with a second season. Better still, we know when the next batch of episodes will drop.
She-Ra will return this April 26, the streaming platform and showrunner Noelle Stevenson announced on Thursday.
Stevenson developed She-Ra for Netflix with executive producer Chuck Austen (Steven Universe). And for all the trolling she endured leading up to the premiere, the negative talk ended up being just that, talk.
The web seemed littered with comments over the more progressive take on the story of Adora, an orphan raised by the villainous Horde who claims the mantle of She-Ra, Princess of Power to defend the land of Etheria. The series kept He-Man, the character’s famous relative, out of Adora’s origin to let her stand on her own and she was better off for it.
She-Ra was also praised for its inclusive storytelling, which featured LGBTQ characters and gender-bending sequences, some of which made their debut in the season 1 finale’s fight between the Princesses and the Horde.
The voice cast features the likes of Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), AJ Michalka (Catra), and Marcus Scribner (Bow).