Mattel Television Announces Ridiculously Starry Cast For Netflix ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Anime Series
Mattel Television today announced a star-studded line up of actors who will voice characters for their upcoming ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ anime series on 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. Geek overlord Kevin Smith serves as showrunner and exec producer. Marc Bernardin (‘Castle Rock’, ‘Alphas’), Eric Carrasco (‘Supergirl’), Diya Mishra (‘Magic the Gathering’) and Tim Sheridan (‘Reign of the Supermen’) serve as writers on the series.
The voice cast is a “who’s who” of geekdom with people from across a range of sci-fi/fantasy shows, along with a handful of Smith alumni. ‘Supergirl’ & ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Chris Wood takes the lead role as Prince Adam/He-Man, whilst the legendary Mark Hamill will voice Skeletor. They are joined by ‘Buffy’ herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, alongside ‘Game Of Thrones’ stars Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn and Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms.
“I cannot believe the lineup of talent I get to play with!” Enthused Smith. “The incredible, star-studded cast that Mattel’s Rob David and Netflix’s Ted Biaselli assembled for our Masters of the Universe series will let any lifelong He-Man fan know we’re treating this cartoon seriously and honouring the legendary world of Eternia with A-list talent! Chris, Sarah, Mark, Lena and the other amazing actors and actresses have given performances so powerful and real in a show that features a talking giant green tiger! With these fantastic performers behind our characters, it’ll be crazy easy to immerse yourself in the swords and sorcery of our epic sci-fi soap opera!”
The rest of the cast includes:
- Stephen Root (Office Space, Barry) as Cringer
- Diedrich Bader (Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite) as King Randor / Trap Jaw
- Griffin Newman (The Tick, Vinyl) as Orko
- Tiffany Smith (Behind Enemy Lines, Supernatural) as Andra
- Henry Rollins (Johnny Mnemonic, Lost Highway) as Tri-Klops
- Alan Oppenheimer (original Skeletor) (Westworld, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Moss Man
- Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman, Justice League) as Sorceress
- Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin) as Queen Marlena
- Justin Long (Galaxy Quest, Live Free or Die Hard) as Roboto
- Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as Stinkor
- Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Justice League) as He-Ro
- Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Scare Glow
- Cree Summer (DC Super Hero Girls, Vampirina) as Priestess
- Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, ThunderCats) as Beast Man
- Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Crisis on Infinite Earths) as Mer-Man
- Harley Quinn Smith (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) as Ileena
The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (‘Descendants’), Christopher Keenan (‘Justice League’, ‘Batman Beyond’) and Rob David (‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’) as executive producers. Susan Corbin (‘Voltron’) will produce.
“Masters of the Universe: Revelation is for the fans,” adds Rob David, Executive Producer, Masters of the Universe: Revelation. “Kevin Smith, as well as the rest of the all-star cast, share our love and passion for the iconic franchise and the deeper meaning of the property. At its core, Masters of the Universe is all about wanting the power to be the best version of yourself, and the series will bring this message to life in an entirely new way.”
In addition to this anime series, Mattel’s reboot of the classic ‘Masters of the Universe’ franchise is going full throttle! There is a new comic book series by DC Comics (available now), and reimagined versions of the 80’s toys will be hitting retail shelves in the fall of 2020. Netflix also have a separate CG-animated series coming and there is a feature film in development.
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