Get Ready for He-Man’s Latest Incarnation, Coming to Netflix (Photos)
The defender of Greyskull is back, this time in a new Netflix He-Man TV series, and he’s better than ever.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation is a new animated series set after the events of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and it will be released in two parts on Netflix.
(Entertainment Weekly was recently granted a first look at the visuals of this new Netflix He-Man series, which we’ve shared below.)
This new Netflix He-Man series follows Prince Adam (also known as He-Man, voiced by Chris Wood), as well as an entire gang of beloved characters (Teela, Skeletor, Queen Marlena and Orko, just to name a few) in an updated, surprisingly human way.
It’s clear from his take on He-Man and co. that Kevin Smith is a major fan of the franchise. There’s action, of course, but viewers can also expect deeper explorations into these characters’ psychologies, motives and relationships with one another.
“We get to tell stories of abuse. We get to kind of tell stories of isolation, grief. We use these characters as long as they’ve been around — and most people consider them toys or action figures — to tell insanely human stories set in a very inhuman world,” he says.
After the success, depth and delightfully queer narrative of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, it’s impossible not to be excited about Revelation. Revisiting our childhoods with fresh and progressive storytelling allows us to couple nostalgia with a feeling of connection to our past selves. It lets us reach back in time, and meet ourselves there. These stories are especially made remarkable when showrunners recreate them with real-world representation.
Kevin Smith also had this to say about the new Netflix He-Man project: “Everything I’ve ever worked on in like 27 years, this is easily in the top five of my favorite, most satisfying projects.”
As for the cast? You’ve got Mark Hamill. You’ve got Lena Headey. You’ve got Sarah Michelle Gellar. And of course, you’ve got Kevin Smith at the helm of this updated childhood classic. What’s not to love?