Academy Award winner Geena Davis (Beetlejuice, A League of Their Own) has been tapped for a recurring role on DreamWorks Animation’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The GLAAD and Emmy-nominated series returns for its third season on Netflix on August 2, 2019.
Executive producer Noelle Stevenson announced the casting during the panel “She for She: Power of the Pack” at the Bentonville Film Festival. The panel discussed the call for more representation and inclusion in the media.
“It’s such an honor having Geena be a part of this property, especially as someone who’s a huge fan of her work. I can’t wait for everyone to meet Huntara,” said Stevenson.
Davis joins the series as the leader of the Crimson Waste, Huntara, who begrudgingly agrees to aid Adora, Glimmer and Bow on a quest. As an elite archer in real life, Davis is a prime choice for the sword and sandal scene. Having taken up archery at 41, Davis nearly competed on the U.S. Olympic team for the 2000 games in Sydney.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power stars Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, A.J. Michalka, Marcus Scribner, Reshma Shetty, Lorraine Toussaint, Keston John, Lauren Ash, Christine Woods, Genesis Rodriguez, Jordan Fisher, Vella Lovell, Merit Leighton, Sandra Oh, and Krystal Joy Brown. The first two seasons are currently streaming on Netflix.