Looks like the Sorceress is opening up Castle Grayskull again to power up her champion He-Man against the evil forces of Skeletor. At this year’s Power-Con, an annual event celebrating Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Kevin Smith surprised audiences with an announcement that he would be helming a new anime He-Man series for Netflix.
The new show will be called “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” and will focus on tying up loose ends from the classic 1980s show.
“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!
“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 will be joined by executive producer Rob David, vice president of Mattel TV and author of He-Man: the Eternity War. “’Masters of the Universe’ has been a cultural phenomenon for generations, inspiring fans to discover their own power within,” said David. “Fans of this franchise have been waiting for the continuation of these characters, and Kevin Smith, as a ‘Masters’ superfan himself, is the perfect champion and partner to expand the canon through a dynamic animated series on Netflix.”
Smith and David will work with writers Eric Carrasco from “Supergirl,” Tim Sheridan from “Reign of the Supermen,” Dya Mishra from “Magic the Gathering,” and Marc Bernardin from “Alphas.” Powerhouse Animation, which was responsible for “Castlevania,” will oversee the animation. Mattel TV will produce the limited series, which will be presented alongside Netflix’s other anime shows “Castlevania,” “Devilman Crybaby,” “Aggretsuko,” and “Ultraman.”