‘He-Man’ revival on Netflix in July
The first trailer for Kevin Smith’s Netflix animation series Masters of the Universe: Revelation has been released.
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The new He-Man show isn’t a reboot of a classic cartoon. Instead, it’s a continuation, starting right after the original show ended in 1985.
Mark Hamill voiced as the notoriously villainous Skeleton. Sarah Michelle Gellar and game of throne Star Lena Headey is also included.
“Naturally our show is set as the next episode in the legacy ’80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985,” Smith said in a statement. It is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and digging again and deeper into some of the unsolved stories. “
Smith also credits the Mattel line of toys as an influence on the show’s visual aesthetic. “Mattel owns this entire huge library of artwork, so we immediately wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork,” he said.
Watch the trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation Below.
Netflix’s official synopsis for the show reads: “After a disastrous battle between He-Man (Chris Wood) and Skeleton, Eternia is torn apart and the Guardians of Greyskul scattered.”
It continues: “Decades of mysteries tear them apart, it is up to Teela to reunite a broken band of heroes, and the missing in the race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe. Solve the mystery of the Power of Power.”
Smith will host the series’ aftershow Revelation Rob David, executive producer and vice president of content creative at Mattel Television, and actress Tiffany Smith, who plays Andra on the show.
the first five episodes, plus a Revelation The Aftershow will release on Netflix on July 23.
Meanwhile, in April, Kevin Smith announced that he would be auctioning his latest film, the horror anthology Kilroy was here, In the form of NFT (Fungible Token).