She-Ra is back and heading our way surprisingly soon. The cast revealed the first teaser for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s fourth season at New York Comic Con — which will consist of 13 episodes — along with the release date for the return of Adora, Catra, and the newly crowned Queen Glimmer... with a new look and outlook on life.
Netflix has unveiled the first look at She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 4, which returns November 5 with 13 episodes, meaning this one isn’t truncated like the past two seasons. In an interview with Gizmodo, showrunner Noelle Stevenson shared how happy she was to see the series return to 13 episodes this season, noting how this story is one long thread that works best when watched together.
Stevenson confirmed there will be a time jump between seasons, but said it’s not a major one. Following Queen Angella’s “disappearance” (Stevenson pointedly didn’t call it a death), Glimmer is now queen of the rebellion, a role which comes with its own challenges, and Catra has seized power from Hordak to become co-leader of the Horde.
This leaves everyone else struggling to find their place and see where their relationships lie, as the threat of Horde Prime continues to grow.
The trailer also gives a peek at a new character, Double Trouble, the green Elven-looking figure who Stevenson described as a nonbinary shapeshifting mercenary, who Catra has brought on as protection and counsel. She was tight-lipped about who is voicing the new character, but said they’ll be revealing that soon. Here’s the synopsis for season 4:
Season 4 begins with the respective rises of Queen Glimmer as leader of the Rebellion and Catra as co-leader of the Horde. As the Horde makes advances on the Rebellion under the looming threat of Horde Prime’s arrival, the Princess Alliance makes heroic strides but begins to disagree on the best way to defend Etheria. Ultimately, a shocking discovery about Etheria itself causes Adora to reconsider everything she thought she knew.
We’ve also got a couple of new posters, which includes a peek at Catra and Glimmer’s awesome new outfits — with Glimmer paying homage to her mother’s queenly garments — and a better look at Double Trouble.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power returns with season 4 on November 5.