The She-Ra live-action spin-off in development at Amazon has officially found its director, as Variety is reporting that Nicole Kassell is now attached to the project.
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The series, which has been in development at Amazon since last year, hasn’t had much in the way of announcements or casting, but with Kassell joining the series, it seems as if Amazon is slowly but surely building up a roster for the anticipated series. Currently, no writers or other cast have been attached to the film.
Kassell’s work on films isn’t too extensive, having directed just two films (2004’s The Woodsman and 2011’s A Little Bit of Heaven), but she does have an incredibly extensive television resume. This includes having directed episodes of CBS’ Cold Case and 3lbs, TNT’s The Closer, AMC’s The Killing, FX’s The Americans, and perhaps her biggest assignment to date, the pilot episode of the hit HBO series Watchmen.
She-Ra’s initial spinoff, She-Ra: Princess of Power, ran for two seasons between 1985 and 1986. The series followed Princess Adora (voiced by Melendy Britt) who “raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free,” according to the official synopsis.
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Netflix’s reboot of the series premiered in November 2018 and concluded in May 2020. Developed by Noelle Stevenson, the five-season series is available to stream now and includes the voice cast of Aimee Carrero, AJ Michalka, Karen Fukuhara, Marcus Scribner, Reshma Shetty, Lorraine Toussaint, Lauren Ash, Christine Woods, Genesis Rodriguez, Vella Lovell, Jordan Fisher, Merit Leighton, Keston John, and Daniel Dae Kim. In 2021, the show won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.