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Netflix's 'She-Ra' reboot to feature two LGBT characters

The show's voice cast accidentally revealed the news at New York Comic Con this week.

2018-10-07

Netflix's She-Ra reboot is set to include at least two LGBT characters. 

The new show, titled She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, is a reboot of the of the popular 1985 animated show She-Ra: Princess of Power, a spin-off series from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe show. 

Reboot creator Noelle Stevenson and voice cast Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer) and Marcus Scribner (Bow) announced the news at New York Comic Con on Thursday (October 4).

When the panel was asked which of the reboot's characters were their favourites, Carrero replied: "Bow's dads."

Screen Rant reports that the other panellists' reactions suggested that it was meant to be a secret. Later on, when Screen Rant had a chance to interview Scribner who confirmed that his character has two fathers. 

He said: "This is difficult because it's a bit of a spoiler, but at the same time I feel like She-Ra really doesn't shy away from reflecting what's actually going on in the world. It's not something that needs to be discussed, it just is.

"Bow has two dads. I feel like it just reflects a lot of modern families and things that are going on in the world around us. I don't want to talk too much about their personality types and how they each factor in because that was a bit of a [New York] Comic-Con spoiler alert session, but it's definitely super cool."

He added: "Just know that they play an integral role in a couple scenarios." 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power premieres on Netflix in November.