The Warbringers cinematic series featured three women--Jaina, Azshara, and Sylvanas. This happened organically, as they're all famous characters in Warcraft's history and it was their time to shine after expansions that focused on Orcs (Warlords) and Legion.
The Warbringers was definitely an example of once we had explored those stories, we looked back on it, going, “Wow. Look. They’re all women.” But it was hindsight. Like, “Whoa. Look at that. Look what happened.” It was definitely not a goal from the beginning at all. It’s just that the storylines of Sylvanas, and Jaina, and Azshara were all intersecting through this storyline. It was joyous… “Whoa. That’s cool.” But it was definitely not checking a box.
I think on a grander scheme, in terms of the play space and the game itself, a lot of the early stories of Warcraft that began in ’94 were heavily orc versus human. It’s these male centric human armies versus these male centric orc armies. But over the years, those storylines have played out for the most part. Warlords of Draenor, for instance. That was paying off stories that had been established 15 years earlier.
Now, in Battle for Azeroth, we’re in a much freer space to start bringing in newer characters. That opportunity to bring new characters into the story is definitely helping fuel what we’re seeing now.