Much like the original cartoon from Filmation, the story centers on Adora, a princess who has been kidnapped and raised by an evil overlord on another planet, where she’s raised to fight in the Evil Horde. But with the help of a magic sword, she eventually leads a rebellion against her villainous kidnappers (see “Netflix Releases First Images for 'She-Ra' Reboot”).
While the story might be familiar, the artwork is very different from the original cartoon. Adora and her compatriots look younger than their ‘80s counterparts, and the style is in keeping with Stevenson’s comics work in Nimona and Lumberjanes. The artwork draws inspiration from the costumes of the original series but better suits the contemporary audience of viewers age 5-10.