Kevin Smith Takes On He-Man In New ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Anime Series
For a while, geek director Kevin Smith had been hinting that he had been working on a new show based around a big franchise licence. This weekend, he revealed that licence is He-Man, and the show will be a limited anime series titled ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation‘ for Netflix.
The new series will focus on the unresolved storylines of the classic ’80s era, picking up many of the characters’ journeys where they left off decades ago. Smith serves as showrunner and exec producer.
Never one to miss out on a pun, Smith commented “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. 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!”
Smith has assembled an interesting writers room for the show, with a mix of friends and familiar faces. They include Eric Carrasco, who wrote some of the Smith-directed ‘Supergirl’ episodes, along with ‘Castle Rock’ writer (and Smith’s ‘Fatman Beyond’ podcast co-host) Marc Bernardin. Joining them are Tim Sheridan (‘Reign of the Supermen’) and Diya Mishra (‘Magic the Gathering’).
Powerhouse Animation (‘Castlevania’) will provide the animation for the series, and Mattel Television will produce with Rob David, VP of Mattel TV and author of ‘He-Man: the Eternity War’, joining Smith as EP.
There is currently no premiere date for ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation‘, and animation can take a while, so it could be 2020 or 2021 before we see it. Netflix did, however, release the poster below to whet your appetite.
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