Netflix has ordered a He-Man anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and Kevin Smith will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
Smith revealed the news at the annual Power-Con convention in Anaheim, California and announced that this new series will be a "wholly original story set in the epic world of Mattel's over 35 year-old global He-Man toy franchise."
It will focus on some of the unresolved storylines from 1983-1985's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and will even pick up some characters stories from where they left off in the classic animated television series.
Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas) will be the writers on the show and the series is being produced by Mattel Television, with Rob Davis, VP of Mattel TV and author of He-Man: the Eternity War assuming the roles of executive producers. Animation is being done by Powerhouse Animation, who had previously worked on Netflix's Castlevania series.
“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!”