Looks like Mattel Television has the power to introduce a new generation to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, this time as an original CG animation series for Netflix. Not be confused with filmmaker Kevin Smith's companion 2D Netflix "anime" (???) series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the new series is part of Mattel's reboot of the franchise that also includes a DC Comics comic book series, a feature film, and a a reimagining of the 1980's toyline set for Fall 2020.
Here's a look at the series' preview poster and overview:
On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?
So who should fans expect to see? Considering Extendar, Man-At-Arms, Gwilor, Battle Cat, and Roboto we the names dropped in the press release, it's a pretty good sign some more fan favorites are still to come.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond), and Rob David (Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serving as executive producers.
Jeff Matsuda (The Batman, TMNT) and Susan Corbin (Voltron) will also produce. Bryan Q Miller (Arrow, Smallville, Sleepy Hollow) will serve as story editor on the series, with David developing the series for television. Animation services are being provided by House of Cool and CGCG (Trollhunters).
"Masters of the Universe is one of the most iconic global franchises of all time, with a 30-year history and a passionate fan base," Soulie said. "The entire team at Mattel is excited to introduce the world of He-Man to a new generation and, together with the talented team at Netflix, to reimagine the classic characters in a way that appeals to kids and families today, while also resonating with the fans who grew up with them."
– Fred Soulie, Senior VP of Content Distribution and Business Development, Mattel