Kevin Smith confirmed that he is working on a new limited series based on the “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” franchise. Smith broke the news on Sunday, and he will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the upcoming series. The show itself will air on Netflix, but no release window was given at this time.
The show does have a title, currently being called “Masters of the Universe: Revelations.” The series will center on the storylines from the original 1982 TV series, picking up with the characters after the events of the original show. The animated adventures of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” ran from 1983 to 1985. Smith will write with Eric Carrasco, Tim Sheridan, Diya Mishra, and Marc Bernardin.
Smith said in a statement, “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 added, “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!”
Netflix also confirmed the series on social media, telling fans, “The war for Eternia begins again! Superstar director Kevin Smith continues the original series’ story right where it left off in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new series telling the epic tale of what may be He-Man and Skeletor’s final battle.”
This isn’t the only He-Man project in the works, Aaron Nee and Adam Nee are working on a live-action movie called “Masters of the Universe” with Noah Centineo starring as He-Man. That project is expected to release in theaters in March 2021.
Cannon Films released “Masters of the Universe” in 1987. That movie starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and featured Courtney Cox in one of her first film roles. The movie didn’t follow the source material and had He-Man transported from Eternia to our modern era, where he fought an evil sorceress. The film did not go over well with critics and opened in third-place on the domestic charts after making $4.8M. The film went on to make $17.3M for the studio.
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