This November, Netflix sees the arrival of a new iteration of She-Ra, from writer Noelle Stevenson, and Entertainment Weekly has now released a set of new images of the upcoming series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

Stevenson said of the project, “I was really interested in finding what my next project would be, and finding something epic, serialized, action-adventure, fantasy, sci-fi…all of the things I wanted to do. [She-Ra] has this majority female cast, it’s centred around a female hero, it’s got rainbows and it’s got robots, it’s got everything I like in one place.”

She pitched her vision for the series to DreamWorks, who had purchased the property and were looking to develop it into a new series, “When you’re working on a pitch, you have no idea if it’ll go or not, or really what will happen. At that stage, anything can happen, so it’s best not to get too attached to what you’re working on. But I realized at one point, ‘Oh my God, I love this, I really, really want this.’ Two and a half years later, I’ve only gotten more entrenched in it. It is very, very dear to me.”

As with the original 1985 series, the protagonist Adora was kidnapped as an infant and raised with the Evil Horde, only to find out her true identity later in her life.

“We’ve really started from the same starting point where the original show started from because Adora has such a great backstory,” Stevenson explained, “She’s separated from her family as a baby, she’s sent to another planet, she’s adopted by the villain overlord and raised by him in this evil army. She’s been raised to believe that the villains are doing the right thing and that the Princesses are the evil ones. And so we follow her as she has this crisis of faith; she’s been very sheltered her whole life and as she starts to experience the world, she realizes that there’s more to this than she knew, that maybe there’s a reason they were called the Evil Horde, [laughs] that maybe they were evil.”

As Adora discovers more about the world, she must learn how to live up to her new-found identity, “As She-Ra, she doesn’t know how to act. This is all new to her, and it’s a little clumsy at first. It’s like an uncomfortable suit. She’s like, ‘Okay, here I am. I’m very glamorous, I’m very strong, people are looking up to me — because I’m very tall.’”

Check out the new images below:

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power arrives on Netflix on November 16th.

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