Netflix and Mattel Television Revive ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ As CGI Animated Series
Netflix and Mattel Television have today announced they will be reviving ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ in a new original animated CGI adventure series.
On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE? The CG animated series will reimagine the Masters of the Universe classic tale with all-new storylines and a fresh take on the iconic characters.
The new series comes from Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (‘Descendants’), Christopher Keenan (‘Justice League’, ‘Batman Beyond’), and Rob David (‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’) serving as executive producers. The series was developed for television by Rob David.
“Masters of the Universe is one of the most iconic global franchises of all time, with a 30-year history and a passionate fan base,” comments Fred Soulie, Senior Vice President of Content Distribution and Business Development, Mattel. “The entire team at Mattel is excited to introduce the world of He-Man to a new generation and, together with the talented team at Netflix, to reimagine the classic characters in a way that appeals to kids and families today, while also resonating with the fans who grew up with them.”
Animation services are being provided by House of Cool and CGCG (‘Trollhunters’), whilst Bryan Q Miller (‘Arrow’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’) will serve as story editor on the series. Emmy-winning producer and designer Jeff Matsuda (‘The Batman’, ‘TMNT’) and Susan Corbin (‘Voltron’) will produce.
This new series is actually the second collaboration between Netflix and Mattel Television. They also have the previously announced 2D anime series ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ from legendary geek filmmaker Kevin Smith, which picks up the unresolved storylines of the original 1983 animated TV series.
In addition to the CGI and anime series on Netflix, the reboot of the classic Masters of the Universe franchise also includes a comic book series by DC Comics (available now), reimagined versions of the 80s toys (hitting retail shelves in the fall of 2020), and a brand new feature film!
No news on when ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ will hit Netflix but we will update you when we hear more.
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