Netflix has released two new promotional posters for the final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, teasing the “ultimate battle for Etheria” arriving on May 15th. Take a look at them here.
Back in 2018, the show revamped the classic 80s She-Ra cartoon with all-new designs and stories, featuring a re-imagined Adora who one day finds a magical sword capable of transforming her into the titular She-Ra, Princess of Power. A lot has happened in Adora’s world since then, of course–the ominous teasers feature a shattered sword and the looming visage of Hordak, the leader of the villainous Horde. “We must be strong,” the posters say, “we must be brave.”
According to showrunner Noelle Stevenson who spoke with EW about the show’s final run, the conclusion of the series was planned from the start. The team was well aware of their total episode count right from the beginning and had planned their plots and story beats for a five-season run.
As for the crux of Season 5’s conflict? Stevenson explained that things are now getting a lot less black-and-white. “It has been a self-contained world in a self-contained struggle, where the sides of dark and light seemed well-defined at the beginning. But immediately those lines started getting blurred: Characters switched sides, characters who you thought were evil became good and good became evil, and then we started questioning what good and evil even means here. But it was personal for them. They’re fighting people they know, and for people like Adora and Catra they know each other very intimately. Now suddenly they have a villain who they don’t know. They’re getting exposed to the wider universe. Even people who had been fighting for world domination are suddenly realizing how high the stakes are.”
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s final season premieres on Netflix, May 15. Catch up on the whole series for less with a 50% off deal from Amazon.