Normally, I haven’t been interested in many of the “remakes” of old TV series. With too many of them, it’s obvious the makers only think of the old show as a title they might be able to make money with.
But with this announcement for She-Ra, Princess of Power, I’m at least interested enough to see where it goes.
It was a pretty good show when it originally aired in the 1980s. It came out after He-Man and the Master of the Universe became popular. Fat Albert was also a popular show (pretty sure after the recent celebrity trial, that’s going to be off-limits for a remake).
The world itself was developed to be like Tolkien’s (though a lot more pink and lavender). One of the best things about it was there were a lot of women characters, and they were all portrayed as capable and resourceful. That was something different than a lot of what I’d seen at the time.
I’m hoping Netflix doesn’t ruin it by going too dark.