Showrunner Kevin Smith has today given us our first taste at Masters of the Universe: Revelation; the upcoming Netflix Original anime series created by Smith and based upon the characters of Masters of the Universe in a collaboration between Netflix and Mattel Television. The series is produced by Powerhouse Animation Studio and is the third series produced by the studio after Castlevania and Seis Manos. Smith is joined by four writers; Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock), Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Diya Mishra (October Faction) and Tim Sheridan (The Death and Return of Superman). The trailer was released as part of the ‘Netflix Geeked’ event.
The show has assembled a stellar voice cast including Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham, Chris Wood, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kevin Conroy, Justin Long, Phil Lamarr, Tony Todd and Alicia Silverstone.
According to the show’s synopsis:
“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 Masters of the Universe saga fans have waited 35 years to see!”
The show will be Split into two parts with the five episodes of Part 1 premiering on Netflix this July 23rd 2021.
A tie-in comic book has also been announced.
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