Jacob Tobia has been cast in the fourth season of the hit Netflix animated series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Tobia is a gender non-conforming writer, producer and performer who recently published their bestselling memoir, Sissy: A Coming-of Gender Story.
Tobia will be voicing Double Trouble, a non-binary shape-shifting mercenary from the Crimson Waste, who joins forces with Catra and the Horde. They are also able to transform into any person they see. Double Trouble has the soul of a thespian, spending hours in “character study” trying to perfectly mimic their target, and always looking for feedback on their “performance” – just don’t ever give them a negative critique.
Jacob Tobia made the announcement via Instagram today with an awesome video. In the announcement, Tobia jokingly states they are functionally playing themself. They go on to talk of their love of fantasy and its use to escape the confines of the world we live in, and that in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, “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. Right? It’s about time that the shows that we’re making for young people reflect the world as they understand it.”
Executive produced by Noelle Stevenson, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 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.
Tobia joins the ensemble voice cast that features the talents of Aimee Carrero (Young and Hungry) as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (The Boys) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 2) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Alexa and Katie) as Frosta, Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella and guest stars including Geena Davis (Thelma and Louise) as Huntara.
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