Netflix and Mattel Television revealed the first images today for their exciting new animated series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Here is what show-runner Kevin Smith had to say to the fans in a recent press release:
Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ‘80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985. This is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and revisiting and digging deeper into some of the unresolved storylines. Visually we also made the conscious decision to lean into the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE line of toys for inspiration as well. Mattel owns this entire vast library of that artwork, so right away we wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork. Mattel has been committed to this look since they first started as a toy line in the ’80s, and now we’re leaning into it and honoring it.
The Netflix series will be split into two parts, with the five episodes of Part 1 premiering on Netflix on July 23, 2021. The new series will star Chris Wood as He-Man, Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man, and the original voice of Skeletor, Alan Oppenheimer, will now voice the character Moss Man.
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Kevin Smith has 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 war for Eternia begins again! Superstar director Kevin Smith continues the original series’ story right where it left off in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new series telling the epic tale of what may be He-Man and Skeletor’s final battle. pic.twitter.com/41rOXjZLtO
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