Kevin Smith is ready to carry again the enduring He-Man property, this time as an animated sequence on Netflix. The filmmaker made the announcement on the Energy-Con conference in California on Sunday, and the streamer additionally confirmed the information to EW.
Titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the sequence will give attention to the unresolved storylines of the traditional ’80s period. Smith will function showrunner and govt producer.
“I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not solely the secrets and techniques of Grayskull, but additionally their total Universe,” Smith stated in an announcement. “In ‘Revelation,’ we decide up proper the place the traditional period left off to inform an epic story of what could be the last battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Delivered to life with probably the most steel character designs Powerhouse Animation can comprise within the body, that is the Masters of the Universe story you at all times wished to see as a child!”
Mattel Tv is producing alongside govt producer Rob David, the vp of Mattel TV and creator of He-Man: The Eternity Battle. Writers embrace Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering), and Marc Bernardin (Alphas). Castlevania’s Powerhouse Animation will oversee animation for the sequence, together with Carrasco, Sheridan, Mishra, and Bernardin.
“Masters of the Universe has been a cultural phenomenon for generations, inspiring followers to find their very own energy inside,” David stated. “Followers of this franchise have been ready for the continuation of those characters, and Kevin Smith, as a Masters superfan himself, is the proper champion and accomplice to increase the canon via a dynamic animated sequence on Netflix.”
The unique He-Man animated TV sequence ran from 1983-85 and was set on the paranormal planet of Eternia. Paired with the Sword of Energy, protagonist Prince Adam remodeled into He-Man, probably the most highly effective man within the universe.
One other He-Man challenge was introduced earlier this 12 months, with Noah Centineo slated to painting the titular character in a movie due out in 2020. It is going to be directed by the Nee brothers.