He-Man is about to enter the 21st century. It was announced on Sunday that Netflix will debut a show dedicated to reviving He-Man, as our sister site ComicBook.com reports. The series will be led by Kevin Smith and will operate under the title, Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The news was revealed at the Power Con 2K19 event.
"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 began his statement. “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!”
Fans of the animated series have begun voicing their elation about the hero's return to the screen.
THIS are great news!— Eduardo Escovar (@EEscovar23) August 18, 2019
When I was a kid, He-Man was on of my favorite shows.
HE-MAN coming back...oh snap time to yell out-— 🔥Heemyy🔥✊🏾 (@KingHEEMdream) August 18, 2019
BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL...I...HAVE...THE POWER...💯💯🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/q5lYloe1RI
Rob David, the vice president of Mattel TV, will also serve as an executive producer.
“Masters of the Universe has been a cultural phenomenon for generations, inspiring fans to discover their own power within,” said David, according to Variety. “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.”0comments
The press release said that the new series will pick up where the 1980s version left off. Along with Smith, Eric Carassco of Supergirl and Tim Sheridan from Reign of the Supermen will serve as writers. Diya Mishra (Magic of the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas) will also join in on the action as writers.
Netflix is continuing its efforts developing the Masters of the Universe reach. Earlier, the streaming service premiered She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.