Skip to main content

Live-action She-Ra series might be headed to Amazon Prime Video

In 2018, Netflix, DreamWorks Animation, and Mattel Studios reintroduced She-Ra in the animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. But now, there’s a new take on She-Ra in development at Amazon Prime Video. And for the first time, the fan-favorite warrior may be coming to a live-action show.

Variety broke the story about the She-Ra live-action series, although the project is still in a very early stage. No creative team has been put in place yet, but DreamWorks Animation will executive produce the potential series. While DreamWorks Animation also produced Princesses of Power, this will not be an adaptation of that show. Instead, Variety’s source said that it would be a new story that is separate from everything that came before it.

Sci-fi veterans Larry DiTillio and J. Michael Straczynski created the original She-Ra: Princess of Power TV series in 1985. It was a direct spinoff of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with She-Ra as the long-lost sister of Prince Adam/He-Man. She was introduced in the theatrical movie He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword, which established her place in the mythos.

She-Ra has the power in this image from The Princesses of Power.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

DreamWorks Animation’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was a dramatic reinterpretation of the title character that completely separated her from any connection with He-Man. Instead, She-Ra’s human alter ego, Adora, was a willing follower of Hordak and the Horde, instead of being kidnapped from her home world. Adora eventually rebelled against Hordak and found her destiny as She-Ra while fighting against the Horde.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was also groundbreaking for its depiction of LGBT characters and relationships, as well as more complex motivations for the main characters. That includes the villains, too, especially Catra, who straddled the line between Adora’s nemesis and her closest friend/love interest. Those were major changes to the canon that have been embraced by the current generation of fans. While Amazon Prime’s take on the story will veer from the two animated series that came before it, some elements will likely be included simply because they’ve become synonymous with She-Ra.

Amazon’s interest in She-Ra is also consistent with its focus on fantasy series. In addition to She-Ra, the streaming service has shows based on The Wheel of Time novels and The Lord of the Rings on the way.

Blair Marnell
Blair Marnell has been an entertainment journalist for over 15 years. His bylines have appeared in Wizard Magazine, Geek…
5 best Amazon Prime Video shows to watch this 4th of July weekend
A man looks concerned in Jack Ryan.

After you're done perusing the various things that are on sale on Amazon for the Fourth of July, you might decide to take advantage of one of the other things your subscription offers you. If you're looking for something to watch over the holiday, then Amazon Prime Video is the perfect place to start.

We've selected five shows available on the streamer that all speak in different ways to what it means to be an American. Whatever your views are on America today, you're sure to find something worth watching on this list. These are the five best Prime Video shows to watch on the Fourth of July weekend.

Read more
5 best Amazon Prime Video movies to watch this 4th of July weekend
A man cocks a gun in The Beekeeper.

Mid-week holidays are the worst, because most of us have to come back to work the next day. If you're among the unlucky who had to be back on the job this Friday, then our suggestion for Amazon Prime Video subscribers is to unwind this weekend and catch some of the best movies that you can stream.

The Fourth of July is the most patriotic holiday of the year, but if we recommended something like Born on the Fourth of July, then it's a little too depressing for the occasion. Instead, our picks for the five best Amazon Prime Video movies to watch on the Fourth of July weekend feature some of the streamer's best options for action, comedy, horror, drama, and a thriller.

Read more
3 underrated movies on Amazon Prime Video you need to watch in July
A woman and a man talk in court in Jagged Edge.

Want to stream a good movie this month, but you're unsure about what to watch? There are lots of new movies coming out, including some you might have missed when they were first released. But there are also some great movies released as recently as this year that might have fallen under the radar. Many of them are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video with your base subscription.

This month, the three underrated movies on Prime Video you need to watch in July include two movies that were released in the last year, but that may have missed. One is an action thriller starring a pro in the genre, Jason Statham. The other, coming to Amazon Prime Video (without an add-on) near the end of the month, is the story of one of the most prolific music artists of the 1970s, whose music and musical influences have endured for decades.
The Beekeeper (2024)
THE BEEKEEPER | Official Restricted Trailer

Read more