By the power of Greyskull, the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be making a return with an animated series on Netflix, with filmmaker Kevin Smith as director.
The announcement was made by Smith himself at the Power-Con convention in California.
The animated series is titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation and will serve to focus on the unresolved storylines left behind from the original 1983 series.
“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,” Smith said. “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!”
Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the animated Castlevania series on Netflix will be working on the new He-Man series alongside Smith.
The original ‘80’s series told the stories of young Prince Adam, heir to the throne of Eternia, who is able to harness the magic in the Power Sword to transform into the warrior He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith’s co-host for the podcast series Fatman Beyond, Marc Bernardin, is also on the writing team. Joining them will be Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Superman), and Diya Mishra (Magic: The Gathering).
This animated series will not be connected to the upcoming live-action Masters of the Universe film starring Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before). It is due to be released in 2020.
Netflix has yet to announce a date for the release of Masters of the Universe: Revelation.