By the power of Grayskull!!! The ruler of Eternia is set to return to TV via cult filmmaker Kevin Smith and Netflix. Smith made a surprise announcement Sunday at the Power-Con convention unveiling his latest project, “Masters of the Universe: Revelation”
According to Variety, Smith will serve as the series’ showrunner and executive producer and will build from unresolved storylines from the original ’80s show.
“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!”
— Masters of the Universe (@MastersOfficial) August 18, 2019
Mattel Television is producing alongside executive producer Rob David, the vice president of Mattel TV and author of “He-Man: the Eternity War.”
“’Masters of the Universe’ has been a cultural phenomenon for generations, inspiring fans to discover their own power within,” David said. “Fans of this franchise have been waiting for the continuation of these characters, and Kevin Smith, as a ‘Masters’ superfan himself, is the perfect champion and partner to expand the canon through a dynamic animated series on Netflix.”