Netflix dropped on Friday, June 11, the official teaser for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a direct sequel to the classic 80s cartoon series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
With the song Holding Out For A Hero playing in the background, the action-packed video sees Skeletor, the main supervillain of the series, still trying to enact his plan of ruling over the universe, only to be confronted by He-Man, the “most powerful man in the universe”.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation is split into two parts, with the first five episodes of part one to premiere on Netflix on July 23. A release date for part two has yet to be announced.
Based on the plastic toys created by Mattel, Inc., the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe made its television debut in September 1983 and had become a popular cartoon show for young audiences.
The series is set on the mythical planet of Eternia and tells the story of Prince Adam, the son of Eternia’s rulers. After being bestowed with superpowers by the sorceress of Castle Grayskull, Prince Adam transforms into the heroic He-Man and is tasked with protecting Eternia from his nemesis Skeletor and other villains.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation stars the voices of Supergirl’s Chris Wood as Prince Adam and his alter ego He-Man and Star Wars’ Mark Hamill as Skeletor.
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Alicia Silverstone (Batman & Robin), and Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) also join them in the upcoming series.
Produced by Mattel Television and animated by Powerhouse Animation Studios, the new He-Man series was developed by Kevin Smith, who has written several superhero comic books featuring Green Hornet, Spider-Man, and Green Arrow.
Smith said in a statement published by Netflix that the upcoming series is meant for adults to “reengage” with the characters and storylines of the 1983 cartoon in a better animated version.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation was first officially announced by Smith in 2019, where he said that the series is “the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!”- with reports from John Patrick Magno Ranara / Rappler.com
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