DreamWorks Animation’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power panel at San Diego Comic-Con gave a first look at season 3, which included a trailer as well as an upcoming guest star called Huntara, who will be voiced by Geena Davis. On the panel, showrunner Noelle Stevenson joined voice actors Lauren Ash (Scorpia), Marcus Scribner (Bow), Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra) and Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer) to speak with fans about the upcoming season.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reboot of the original show from the 80’s entitled She-Ra: Princess of Power, which was the female-centered version of He-Man. Unlike the original She-Ra, the reboot version contains LGBTQ+ characters, including the fan favorite moment of when the crew finally meets Bow’s dads. The clips during the panel revealed more moments fans are sure to love, as well as the revelation of Adora’s past.
During the panel, many questions were answered, such as Genna Davis’ response when first saw her character. According to Noelle, her first response was “her abs!” referring to Huntara’s built physique, of which Adora becomes star-struck.
The panel also revealed that Adora will face both her enemies and revelations about herself. She will meet Huntara, leader of the Crimson Waste, a desolate land full of deviants. Adora will also find out more about her past, including more about Mara and a revealing confrontation with Light Hope.
Concerning the possibility of a musical episode, Carrero announced that Adora would probably be the worst singer, and although Ash claimed there is likely no music in the Horde, Scorpia admitted her character would probably have thought she came up with the whole idea.
When asked about the character Mara, Stevenson revealed that she is a reference to a character in He-Man. In a later interview with CBR, Stevenson added that Adora “wants to know, first what Mara did so she can do the opposite. She wants to avoid flaming out the way Mara did, so she wants to find all the clues to what Mara did. If she does, she can avoid that for herself. I find it so interesting for her character, it’s relatable to an extent. When you’re trying to do the best you can and do your job, how do you avoid these pitfalls that everyone thinks you’re going to fall in. I think that’s where Adora is, but it’s also clear that there’s more to Mara than what she’s been told, and she’s trying to figure out what that is.”
Catra and Scorpia will also face up against Adora and the princesses, as well as find themselves in the Crimson Waste. In the panel, Ash described Scorpia’s unrequited love as something relatable in either friendships or relationships. “I think we’ve all had times in our lives where there’s somebody that you just really, really cared about who really was ambivalent about you,” said Ash.
Season 3 is now available to stream on Netflix. Watch the trailer below. For the honor of Grayskull!