Kevin Smith announces new “He-Man” series for Netflix

Director Kevin Smith (Clerks) announced Sunday at Power-Con that a new “He-Man” anime series, “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” is coming to Netflix. Smith will serve as both showrunner and executive producer on the animated series. 

Here is what Smith had to say to the fans:

I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe. In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!

Smith teased that the new series will be a continuation of the original series, and resolve the older storylines. Here is the synopsis for the Netflix series:

A radical return to Eternia, Revelation is a direct sequel series to the classic era of Masters of the Universe. Featuring fan favorites He-Man, Orko, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms, the story pits our heroic warriors and guardians of Castle Grayskull against Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man and the vile legions of Snake Mountain!

But after a ferocious final battle forever fractures Eternia, it’s up to Teela to solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to prevent the end of the Universe! Her journey will uncover the secrets of Grayskull at last. This is the epic He-Man and the Master of the Universe saga fans have waited 35 years to see!

Mattel Television is producing alongside executive producer Rob David, Vice President of Mattel TV and author of “He-Man: The Eternity War.” Writers include Eric Carrasco (“Supergirl”), Diya Mishra (“Magic the Gathering”), Tim Sheridan (“Reign of the Supermen”), and Marc Bernardin (“Alphas”). “Castlevania’s” Powerhouse Animation will oversee the animation for the new series.

The announcement at Power-Con did not include an expected release date for the series.