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Tuesday, December 12 2017 23:54

"For the Honor of Grayskull!" She-Ra Returns in 2018 for a New Series...

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Earlier this month, I attended a media event at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, California, during which I was able to get a very early look at some as-of-then-unannounced new series. One such title that was not included in the 2018 sneak-preview is a big one, and one that caught a lot of folks off-guard when the official announcement arrived today. She-Ra: Princess of Power is coming back, and she'll be toplining a new original series that's headed to Netflix!

Here's what DreamWorks had to say about She-Ra in a statement...

"From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson's unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today."

She-Ra was famously spun-off of the massive success of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, paired with an animated series from Filmation plus a full toy line from Mattel. In recent years, Masters of the Universe has seen a resurgence, and the occasional piece of She-Ra merchandise has been released, albeit geared toward a collector market. With other female-led properties like Mysticons, DC Super Hero Girls, IAmElemental and Star Wars Forces of Destiny doing so well, here's hoping that She-Ra is a smash, and that she'll bring the Evil Horde with her, and maybe even her twin brother... He-Man!

Stay tuned for more, but in the meantime get a refresher on the original series. Season one is streaming now on Netflix.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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