After nearly forty years, Prince Adam is back once again as He-Man after his last fight against Skeletor in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Developed by Kevin Smith, Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a direct continuation of the 1980s legendary animated series which is produced by Powerhouse Animation Studios (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus). Set after He-Man’s fight with Skeletor and the destruction of Eternia, Masters of the Universe: Revelations has found its protagonist in Teela, a former captain of the guard of Castle Grayskull who seeks the Sword of Power to save the universe. Here’s the first trailer:
Back in May 2019, Kevin Smith had first officially announced the series at the annual Power-Con convention. Serving as the developer and showrunner, Smith’s co-host Marc Bernardin from Fatman Beyond will serve as a writer for the show. Netflix announced its decision to release Masters of the Universe: Revelations as a direct continuation of the 1980s series as an adult animated show alongside a CGI series aimed towards children. Noelle Stevenson, the developer of Netflix’s original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has also expressed her interest in a crossover with Revelations at some point.
Masters of the Universe: Revelations boasts of a stellar voice-cast with Chris Wood of The Vampire Diaries and Supergirl fame confirmed to play the role of He-Man. The legendary Mark Hamill has been roped in to play the role of Skeletor, the main antagonist of the show. Sarah Michelle Gellar, best known for playing the role of Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer will play the role of Teela. Other cast members include Lena Headey, Liam Cunnigham, Diedrich Bader, Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Root, Susan Eisenberg, and Griffin Newman. Kevin Conroy, who immortalized Batman in Batman: The Animated Series will portray the role of Mer-Man alongside Alan Oppenheimer as Moss-Man. Interestingly, Oppenheimer played the role of Skeletor in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
The trailer looks impressive as it pays homage to the 1980s styled animation with visible inspirations from Japanese animes. The music for the show is developed by Bear McCreary, best known for his work in The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, God of War, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Masters of the Universe: Revelations is scheduled to release on 23rd July, 2021, exclusively on Netflix.