She-Ra may be getting her first-ever live-action version soon.
According to Variety, a She-Ra live-action series is in early development at Amazon. No writer is currently attached to the project, but the news outlet reported that DreamWorks Animation will serve as an executive producer on the series.
Though DreamWorks Animation is also the producer of the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, the potential live-action show will not be connected to the animated series, as the former will reportedly tell a new, standalone story.
Created by Larry DiTillio and J. Michael Straczynski, She-Ra made her debut appearance on screen in the 1985 animated movie He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword as part of the Masters of the Universe franchise. She-Ra then went on to have her own cartoon series titled She-Ra: Princess of Power, which ran for two seasons and 93 episodes between 1985 and 1986.
In She-Ra: Princess of Power, She-Ra is introduced as Princess Adora, the long-lost twin sister of Prince Adam, aka He-Man. She was kidnapped as a baby by Hordak of the Evil Horde and taken to the planet Etheria, where she was mind-controlled into serving as a Force Captain of the Horde. He-Man eventually helped her break the mind control and gave her the Sword of Protection, which allows her to transform into She-Ra and grants her incredible power.
Meanwhile, in Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which is a reboot of the original animated series, Adora is an orphan who is in no way related to He-Man. The show features her as a teenager who takes up the cause of the Rebellion on Etheria after discovering the Sword of Protection that allows her to transform into She-Ra. The reboot ran for five seasons and 52 episodes, with Its fifth and final season dropping on the streaming service in May 2020.
The She-Ra live-action series isn’t the only Masters of the Universe live-action project that is in the works. A He-Man live-action film has been in the works for years, which at one point had Noah Centineo attached to star as the titular character. The actor, however, had left the project, and no word has been given on recasting yet.