Upon its release in November 2018, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power had glimmers of the original series but its characters were much, much different in a way that reflected the modern times we live in. And with Season 4 around the corner, the diverse cast is about to get even more representative.
The Netflix animated series already has an inclusive cast, from LGBT characters to different body types and all skin tones on display. The latest character to join the cast is Double Trouble, who is the series’ first non-binary character. Entertainment Weekly reports they are a “shape-shifting mercenary from the Crimson Waste, who joins forces with Catra and the Horde.” While that’s not good news for She-Ra and the gang, it’s a win for the culture. Double Trouble is “able to magically transform themselves into any person they see” and “has the soul of a thespian, spending hours in ‘character study’ trying to perfectly mimic their target.” They basically love to put on a good show and TBH, we kinda can’t wait to see them do their thing.
The character will be voiced by activist-writer-actor Jacob Tobia, who published their memoir, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, earlier this year. Tobia, who also appeared on the fourth season of Transparent, took to Netflix’s LGBTQ-focused Instagram account, Prism, to share the exciting news: “Having non-binary representation in animated shows for young folks is just so vital because young people today are already understanding that gender is diverse and a broad spectrum from a super-early age,” Tobia said in the video. “So it’s about time that the shows that we’re making for young people reflect the world as they understand it.”
The modern reboot of the 1985 series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, follows Adora, who obtains a sword that can summon the magical powers of the mystical warrior She-Ra. She works alongside her fellow princesses as they battle the Horde.
Netflix announced at New York Comic-Con that the series, which debuted in November 2018, would be back for a fourth season and the teaser trailer revealed that “Everything will change.” No kidding.
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