Amazon’s Live-Action She-Ra Series Taps Watchmen EP To Direct

Amazon typed watchmenNicole Kassell will direct the pilot episode of her planned live-action She-Ra series.

According to VarietyKassell will direct and produce the Amazon live action She-Ra pilot if the project were to go ahead. That being said, the series has yet to lock down a writer.

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Kassell previously produced HBO’s acclaimed limited series based on DC’s seminal graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. watchmen. She also directed three of the series’ nine episodes – “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”, “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” and “A God Walks into Abar”.

Kassell won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series for his work on “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice.” watchmenfirst episode. This episode also earned him a nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Kassell’s other directing credits include movies like the woodcutter and A little corner of paradiseas well as episodes of TV shows like You better call Saul, Leftovers and Westworld.

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A derivative of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, movies She-Ra: Princess of Power aired in first-run syndication for 93 episodes over two seasons from 1985 to 1987. The show followed Princess Adora, the twin sister of Prince Adam/He-Man, who could use her sword of protection to transform into the mighty She-Ra.

DreamWorks Animation Television She-Ra and the Princesses of Powera modern reimagining of the titular character, aired on Netflix for a total of 52 episodes over five seasons from 2018 to 2020. As of September 2021, Variety reported that a live action She-Ra The series was in preparation at Amazon. DreamWorks Animation TV is attached to executive produce the live-action series, though the new show tells a standalone story, separate from that of the Netflix animated show.

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Additionally, Amazon She-Ra will mark the first time the title character will be adapted into live-action. Princess Adora’s brother once got the live-action treatment in the 1987 film masters of the universe, with Dolph Lundgren stepping into the role of He-Man. On top of that, a new live-action mastery is currently in the works at Netflix, with Kyle Allen (West Side Story) currently attached to play He-Man this time around.

Source: Variety

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