Earlier this week we got our first look at Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new Netflix animated series that serves as a direct sequel to the classic ’80s Filmation cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and now producer Kevin Smith has opened up about the franchise and what to expect from the new show.
“I saw all the TV shows growing up, it was all over the 80s.” Smith said. These characters started out as toys and eventually became part of global pop culture. So much of this show is possible thanks to the love and affection for this world at every level of production and the fandom surrounding this franchise. A big reason why we have such high quality voice talent is because people really want to be a part of this world. Many of us were touched by these stories and characters early in life and were so happy to return to Eternia. But even if you’ve never seen an episode of the show or don’t know this universe at all, you can jump right into the story. It is a truly classic universal action adventure epic about growth, discovery, magic and power. This series explores fate in a new way. There is a lot of reconciliation with secrets, betrayal, trust, acceptance, love and ultimately loss. “
“Narratively, our show is set up as the next installment in the legacy 1980s animated series that aired from 1983-1985,” he continued. “This is a continuation of that story. We play with the original mythology and characters, repeating and digging deeper into some of the unsolved storylines. Visually, we have also made the conscious choice to use the Masters of the Universe line toys for inspiration. Mattel owns this entire huge library of that artwork, so we immediately wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork. Mattel has been committed to this look since they first started as a toy line in the ’80s, and now we rely on and honor it. “
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The War for Eternia culminates in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is broken and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and the end of the universe. to prevent.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation features the voice talents of Chris Wood (Super girlPrince Adam / He-Man, Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as Skeletor, Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Evil-Lyn, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Teela, Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as Man-At-Arms and Susan Eisenberg (Justice League Unlimited) as Sorceress alongside a supporting cast include Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Griffin Newman, Tiffany Smith, Henry Rollins, Alan Oppenheimer, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Long, Jason Mewes, Phil LaMarr, Tony Todd, Cree Summer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kevin Conroy and Harley Quinn Smith. It will premiere on July 23.