What To Look Forward To In Kevin Smith’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Series For Netflix
In August 2019, it was announced that writer, director and actor Kevin Smith would be developing a sequel series to the animated TV show He-Man and the Masters of the Universe from 1983. The series is titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation and will premiere on the streaming service Netflix in March 2021. The show will be an anime and have a more serious nature to it compared to the previous animated series from the 1980s. It will be aimed at adults more than children and will follow the plot of where the original series left off before it was canceled.
On February 14, 2020, the full cast of Masters of the Universe: Revelation was revealed. The show will having many well known live-action actors and voice actors including Chris Wood as the voice of Prince Adam/He-Man, Mark Hamill as He-Man’s arch enemy Skeletor, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Kevin Michael Richardson as Beast Man and Liam Cunningham as Man At Arms.
An official synopsis was officially released in August 2019. “A radical return to Eternia, REVELATION is a direct sequel series to the classic era of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE,” it read. “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 Teala 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 Masters of the Universe saga fans have waited 35 years to see!”
Smith has stated that characters from the original series will have larger roles than one might expect and the story will have a Shakespearean-type atmosphere.