Fans of Masters Of The Universe animated series will be happy to know that Kevin Smith will be behind a new story that is a continuation of the original series.
Smith made the announcement at Powercon this past weekend, which was then accompanied by a teaser that was posted on Twitter by Netflix. Here’s how they described the upcoming animated series:
“The war for Eternia begins again! Superstar director Kevin Smith continues the original series’ story right where it left off in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new series telling the epic tale of what may be He-Man and Skeletor’s final battle.”
Based on the 1980’s toys created by Mattel, The Masters Of The Universe is set in the fictional world of Eternia, where He-Man and other heroic warriors protected the secrets of Castle Greyskull, secrets that the evil Skelator wants to unlock for his nefarious goals.
The subtitle seems to suggest that those secrets will finally be revealed. Not only that, but Smith hyped up the upcoming series with promises that it will be the Masters Of The Universe series that fans want to see. Here’s what he told audiences at PowerCon (via Variety):
“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,” Smith said. “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 will be acting as showrunner and executive producer. He’ll be teamed up with writers, including Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering), and Marc Bernardin (Alphas), who will pen episodes for the upcoming series. Powerhouse Animation, who oversees the animation for Netflix’s Castlevania, will be working on Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Masters Of The Universe has been a cult phenomenon that has spread across generations, with fans hoping to get some sort of conclusion for the epic series. But it is not clear when this series will arrive on Netflix, but we will keep you posted when that time comes.