Netflix’s She-Ra reboot will feature at least two LGBT characters


She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a reboot based on the hugely-popular 1980s spinoff character from the Masters of the Universe franchise, is set to include at least two LGBT characters.

Creator Noelle Stevenson and voice cast members Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara and Marcus Scribner revealed the news during the show’s panel at New York Comic Con on 4 October. Although, it seemed like they didn’t actually intend to give away such key information just yet…

So how did it all slip out? Well, the quartet was asked during the event which of the new series’ characters were their favourites, to which Carrero – who plays Adora AKA She-Ra – excitedly replied, “Bow’s dads.”

According to Screen Rant, the way the other panelists reacted suggested that that particular plot point was supposed to be kept a secret.

Nevertheless, the cat was out of the bag by the time Black-ish star Scribner and Fukuhara took part in follow-up interviews so the same publication jumped at the chance to ask them to speak a little more on Carrero’s accidental answer.

“This is difficult because it’s a bit of a spoiler, but at the same time I feel like She-Ra really doesn’t shy away from reflecting what’s actually going on in the world around us,” Scribner – who brings Bow to life – began.

“It’s not some topical thing that really needs to be discussed, it just is. Bow has two dads. I feel like it just reflects a lot of modern families and things that are going on in the world around us.

“I don’t want to talk too much about their personality types and how they each factor in, because that was a bit of a [New York] Comic Con spoiler alert session, but it’s definitely super cool. … Just know that they play an integral role in a couple scenarios.”

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power creator Noelle Stevenson and actors Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara and Marcus Scribner (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)


Fukuhara, who voices Glimmer, also divulged that Bow’s fathers will be prominent players, particularly in one episode of the show’s first season.

Developed by Netflix, the reboot looks to follow the story of original cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power closely, as it sees titular orphaned princess Adora fight to free the planet Etheria from the wicked control of her foster father Hordak and the Evil Horde.

Fortunately, she discovers a magical sword that, when wielded, turns her into heroine alter-ego She-Ra and gives her superhuman abilities.

In the 1985 show, Adora was actually the long-lost twin sister of Prince Adam AKA He-Man but it’s uncertain whether this outing will make direct reference to that.

Glimmer (Fukuhara) and Bow (Scribner) in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (DreamWorksTV)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power premieres Friday 16 November.