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DreamWorks’ beloved She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be debuting its final season on Netflix this May. The acclaimed Emmy-nominated animated series, which reboots the iconic ’80s Mattel series for the modern age, will end its run with the upcoming fifth season, which DreamWorks Animation confirms will be its last.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will premiere its fifth and final season on Netflix on May 15. DreamWorks animation announced that the upcoming fifth season would be its last, bringing the Emmy and Critics’ Choice-nominated series to a bittersweet end. But the showrunner Noelle Stevenson confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that she and her team knew their total episode order right from the beginning, and have been able to plan out all their narrative beats over the course of the show’s five seasons.
“It was tailored to be 52 episodes, the length that it is, and that’s a real blessing for a storyteller because it means everything happens when it’s meant to happen,” Stevenson told EW. “The story definitely evolved along the way, from people who worked on it and following the story threads that seemed right and where the characters led us. We set out with a plan, we executed that plan, so it’s very satisfying to see it wrap up like this.”
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was met with critical raves upon the first season’s debut on Netflix in 2018, which rolled out its subsequent seasons in quick succession. While much hoopla was made about the show’s championing of diversity, including an array of minority and LGBTQ characters, the series actually lived up to those progressive promises. But its most impressive element was the strained central relationship between its two female foes, Adora and Catra, which was surprisingly mature and nuanced for a children’s show. We’ll see how that relationship will wrap up, in the fifth season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Here’s the synopsis for the season:
In season 5, the ruthless Horde Prime has arrived and without the Sword of Protection and She-Ra, the Rebellion are facing their toughest challenge yet. In this epic conclusion unexpected adversaries are confronted and relationships are tested, broken and changed forever. Will Adora and the Princesses of Power be able to save their planet? Or will the universe succumb to the evil might of Horde Prime before love can conquer hate?
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power features the voice talents of Aimee Carrero Young and Hungry as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara The Boys as Glimmer, AJ Michalka The Goldbergs as Catra, Marcus Scribner black-ish as Bow, Lauren Ash Superstore as Scorpia, Reshma Shetty Royal Pains as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint Orange is the New Black as Shadow Weaver,...
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a closer look at the recent Rick and Morty season 4 trailer teasing the remaining five episodes. Plus, a video essay explores what is being called the decline of Kevin Malone on The Office, and finally, have your kids gather around for storytime as he reads one of 365 Bedtime Stories for Disney.
First up, ScreenCrush breaks down the most recent Rick and Morty season 4 trailer, teasing the second five episodes. There are plenty of details to notice in the trailer, from some obvious appearances by characters like Snowball to more obscure characters like Tammy, Summer’s best friend who turned out to be working for the galactic government, and has now returned in a lightsaber battle with her old friend.
Next up, since we’re all spending a lot of time watching The Office at home while we also work from home, The Take wanted to call our attention to the fact that Kevin Malone played by Brian Baumgartner started out as a reserved, subtly dimwitted accountant, but then he turned into and overly stupid, cartoonish man that felt like he was from a bad CBS sitcom. How did this happen?
Finally, if your kids could use some nice soothing storytime, let Thor: Ragnarok and Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum read them one of the stories from the 365 Bedtime Stories stories collection from Disney. This one involves Pinocchio and Geppetto, and Goldblum has some kids of his own who enjoy it along with him. You can pick up the book yourself over at Amazon now.