'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' Season 4: Release Date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Netflix series
The show boasts of an impressive cast voicing the show's many characters and prides itself on representation not just among the characters, but their voice actors as well
On November 5, Netflix will release season four of 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power'. Season three proved to be quite a game-changer, and the stakes have never been higher.
As characters like Catra and Glimmer step into new roles and responsibilities, She-Ra has her work cut out for her as Horde Prime makes his way towards Etheria.
Developed by Noelle Stevenson, 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' premiered on November 13, 2018, on Netflix and garnered a passionate fan following.
After a successful season one, season two of the series was originally meant to be 13 episodes long, but was instead split into two seasons of seven episodes and six episodes respectively. Season four will be a 13-episode release.
'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' will release on November 5 on Netflix.
According to the official synopsis:
"Season 4 begins with the respective rise of Queen Glimmer as leader of the Rebellion and Catra as co-leader of the Horde. As the Horde makes advances on the Rebellion under the looming threat of Horde Prime's arrival, the Princess Alliance makes heroic strides but begins to disagree on the best way to defend Etheria. Ultimately, a shocking discovery about Etheria itself causes Adora to reconsider everything she thought she knew."
The show boasts of an impressive cast voicing the show's many characters and prides itself on representation not just among the characters, but their voice actors as well.
Aimee Carrero ('Elena of Avalor', 'The Village') voices the series protagonist, Adora. She is joined in the Best Friend Squad by Karen Fukuhara ('The Boys', 'Suicide Squad') as Glimmer and Macus Scribner ('Black-ish') as Bow.
The series also stars AJ Michalka ('The Goldbergs', 'Schooled') as Catra, Adora's former best friend and current worst enemy. She works for the Horde most closely with Scorpia, voiced by Lauren Ash ('Superstore', 'Another Period'), under the leadership of Hordak, voiced by Kestion John ('Avengers Assemble', 'In the Dark').
Notably this season, the cast is joined by the gender-nonconforming star Jacob Tobia, who will be voicing the show's first non-binary character, Double Trouble.
According to DreamWorks Animation, 'Tobia voices Double Trouble, a non-binary shape-shifting mercenary from the Crimson Waste, who joins forces with Catra and the Horde. Able to magically transform themselves into any person they see, Double Trouble has the soul of a thespian, spending hours in 'character study' trying to perfectly mimic their target, and always looking for feedback on their 'performance' – just don’t ever give them a negative critique."
Noelle Stevenson is a 28-year-old cartoonist and animation producer. Stevenson is widely known for the fantasy comic 'Nimona' and the comics series 'Lumberjanes', and has won an Eisner award for each. Stevenson is also the creator, showrunner and executive producer of 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power'.
A teaser trailer was released at the New York Comic Con 2019 on October 6 with the message "Everything will change" flashing between scenes. In it, the enigmatic Madame Razz can be heard affirming that She-Ra is not the magic sword — She-Ra is Adora.
We also get glimpses of things to come, including Glimmer's ascension to royalty, and a smiling Double Trouble.
On October 24, Netflix released a full trailer, giving fans a better look on what’s ahead, with the following synopsis:
"After Queen Angella's heroic sacrifice, it's Glimmer's time to take the throne. But her reign as Queen begins during the most chaotic time in Etheria. With Horde Prime's arrival looming, the princesses begin to lose grip and a secret weapon falls into Catra's lap. The war wages on in the all new season of 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power', coming to Netflix November 5!"
The trailer shows Glimmer take on her new role — complete with a new look — as Queen and the possible friction between her and Adora.
As the Horde seems to be one step ahead of everyone in the Resistance, Mermista theorizes that there is a traitor in their midst. Lastly, Madame Razz, as cyptic as ever, reveals that a "great evil" is rising.
Where to Watch
All episodes of 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' will be available to stream on Netlix on November 5.
Season 3 Recap
Shadow Weaver joins the Rebellion against Hordak, and reveals that Adora is one of the First Ones, kidnapped as a child. Acting on a message from the former She-Ra, Mara, Adora and the Best Friend Squad head to the Crimson wastes.
Catra, accompanied by Scorpia, is simultenously sent to the Crimson Wastes as punishment for allowing Shadow Weaver to escape. Adora runs into new character Huntara, who briefly joins her, Glimmer, and Bow in locating Mara's ship.
This is where Adora learns that Etheria has no stars because Mara cut Etheria off from the rest of the universe, trapping it in a realm called Despondos. Meanwhile, Hordak has revealed himself to not be an original, but a clone of another alien named Horde Prime.
Catra, having followed Adora, captures her sword and takes it to Hordak to reopen the portal to allow Horde Prime to come through. There is a scuffle to prevent the portal from being opened, one that ultimately fails.
Adora wakes up in an alternate reality, one where she never left the Horde. She soon remembers her old life, and as time and space collapse, she manages to find out how to close the portal, with a little help from Madame Razz.
Unfortunately, the only way to close the portal requires a sacrifice, and this was made by Queen Angella, who saves Etheria in the process but leaves her daughter Glimmer an orphan, and the new Queen of Bright Moon.
The season finale ends with the reveal that Horde Prime and his intergalactic fleet now know just how to find their way to Etheria, thanks to the opening of the portal.
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