After a lot of hype, we finally have our first look at the upcoming Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Unlike previous reboots of the He-Man story, Masters of the Universe: Revelation picks up where the original series left off, and follows an Eternia in turmoil after an epic clash between He-Man and Skeletor. The first installment of this new series arrives on Netflix on July 23, 2021.
“I watched all of the TV series growing up” Said Kevin Smith about growing up with Masters of the Universe “it was everywhere in the ‘80s. These characters started off as toys and ended up becoming part of the global pop culture fabric. So much of this show has been possible because of the love and affection for this world at every level of production and the fandom surrounding this franchise. A big reason we got such top tier voice talent is because people genuinely want to be a part of this world. So many of us were touched by these stories and these characters early in our lives and were so happy to come back to Eternia. But even if you’ve never watched a single episode of the show or don’t know this universe at all, you can jump right into the story. It’s a really classic, universal action-adventure epic about growth, discovery, magic, and power. This series explores destiny in a fresh way. There’s a lot of reconciling with secrets, betrayal, trust, acceptance, love, and ultimately, loss.”
But what really intrigues me about this series is how it continues the story of Eternia and doesn’t just start the story over with a new beginning.
“Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ‘80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985” Said Kevin Smith “This is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and revisiting and digging deeper into some of the unresolved storylines. Visually we also made the conscious decision to lean into the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE line of toys for inspiration as well. Mattel owns this entire vast library of that artwork, so right away we wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork. Mattel has been committed to this look since they first started as a toy line in the ’80s, and now we’re leaning into it and honoring it.”
With such a great first look at Masters of the Universe: Revelation, it’s time to get even more excited about this series, which arrives on Netflix on July 23, 2021.