Today in “unnecessary, but sure, okay,” Variety reports that Amazon is in “early development” on a live-action She-Ra series. It was only last year that the perfect animated Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (pictured above) ended, so this seems fast as heck. Dreamworks Animation, who produced the animated series, will executive produce the Amazon series as well.
Variety notes that the new series won’t be connected to the recent animated show, which freed Princess Adora from her connection to He-Man/Prince Adam. In the original cartoon, Adora and Adam were twins, but Adora was kidnapped as a baby by the Horde, who raised her as one of their Force Captains and made her wear a truly terrible uniform. When she learns about her brother, Adora breaks free of the Horde’s mind control and gets the Sword of Protection from her brother, transforming into She-Ra and taking over the Etherian rebellion.
On the Netflix series, Adora is an orphan raised within the Horde, and she freely believes in its fight against the Princesses—until she finds the Sword of Protection and begins to understand the true nature of the Horde’s presence on the planet Etheria. Notably, the Netflix show is She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, plural. Saving the world generally works better as a group effort.
Since the live-action series is in early development, there’s little detail yet: no casting or production timeline has been announced.