Published Dec 18, 2019He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is officially back, and it's coming to Netflix.
Today Netflix and Mattel announced that a new original CG animated series will reimagine the beloved franchise. This comes in addition to the 2D anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation by Kevin Smith.
According to the announcement, we have this to expect from the CG series:
On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?
The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond) and Rob David (Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serving as executive producers. It is being developed by Rob David and animation comes via House of Cool and CGCG (Trollhunters).
Fred Soulie, Mattel's senior vice-president of content distribution and business development, explained the show will be both contemporary while appealing to old-school fans.
"Masters of the Universe is one of the most iconic global franchises of all time, with a 30-year history and a passionate fan base," Soulie said. "The entire team at Mattel is excited to introduce the world of He-Man to a new generation and, together with the talented team at Netflix, to reimagine the classic characters in a way that appeals to kids and families today, while also resonating with the fans who grew up with them."
There's no word yet as to exactly when the CG series will arrive or when we can expect Smith's Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Besides the two Netflix projects, there's also a Masters of the Universe live-action film in the works, with a projected release date of March 2021. Noah Centineo is set to star as He-Man. Plus, there's a new comic book series coming from DC and a new reimagining of the '80s toy series that will arrive in the fall of 2020.