Fans of the 80s’ classic She-Ra: Princess of Power were treated with a Netflix reboot of the series – She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Premiering last year with one season, the show quickly became a hit amongst kids and adults. Executive producer and creator Noelle Stevenson, along with the cast, took part in a panel to reveal over 10 minutes of unseen footage including the trailer for season two which will follow orphan-turned warrior, Adora, down a darker story.
“The darkness is something that’s inherent in the story,” Stevenson said. “So much of season one is about setting up these power structures and setting up these characters, but there’s a lot there, just the conflicted feelings between the characters, the dark plot of the villains. It’s just something we dove into more and more as the character evolve and deepen.”
The show has been praised for its diversity and gender fluidity of its characters. It also drew comparisons to reality with intentions to create a more relatable concept.
“Even though it’s not a world with sexism as we know it, the characters still deal with stresses and anxieties that we deal with every single day in this world,” Stevenson said. “We want to make a world that’s both an escape and a fun place to go to get away from the real world, but also one that isn’t afraid to take a look at and work through the feelings of watching what’s happening to our world, the fear and the sadness around that.”
According to the cast, the second season will have more easter eggs with the panel teasing one, in particular, Lookee who, in the 80s’ series, would come out of his hiding spot at the end of almost every episode and share what was the moral of the story.
In November, Netflix dropped 13 episodes all at once for season one, but season two will undergo a different process for releasing new episodes.
“We get to deliver episodes more often so instead of it being, for example, six months between drops of episodes, they can come much more frequently,” Stevenson said. “It’s a little bit more of the experience of constantly watching something instead of here’s 13 episodes, binge them all at once and then wait for half a year before you get another one.”
You can stream the second season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix when it returns April 26.