Epic news today for all the She-Ra fans out there! Oscar-winner Geena Davis has joined the third season of DreamWorks’ GLAAD and Emmy-nominated Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in a recurring guest role. On Friday, She-Ra executive producer Noelle Stevenson joined Davis onstage at the Bentonville Film Festival to share the news during a fireside chat discussing representation and inclusion in entertainment titled “She for She: Power of the Pack.” Stevenson also revealed that Season 3 of the series will premiere on Netflix August 2nd.
Davis voices a character named Huntara, the imposing de facto leader of the Crimson Waste who reluctantly helps Adora, Glimmer and Bow on a quest. In the 80s series, Huntara was a member of the Silaxian race, who were renowned for their hunting and tracking skills (as you might have guessed) and she was the best of the bunch. Though they dedicate themselves to fighting evil, Huntara was recruited by Hordak to capture She-Ra, using “fake news” to paint the leader of the rebellion as an evildoer. Will the rebooted version of the storyline follow the same plot points? Find out this August!
Davis joins an ensemble cast from seasons one and two that includes Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry), AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs), Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Lauren Ash (Superstore), Marcus Scribner (black-ish), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black), Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Christine Woods (Hello Ladies), Jordan Fisher (Grease: Live), Merit Leighton (Alexa and Katie), Adam Ray (American Vandal) and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical).
Executive produced by Stevenson, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphaned princess named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the legendary warrior She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new surrogate family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.
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