Masters of the Universe, the beloved 80s cartoon about Prince Adam and his superpowered alter-ego, He-Man, is getting a direct continuation on Netflix. It will feature the continued battles of He-Man and his foe, Skeletor, and explore what happened after the ending of the original series.
The series will be helmed by Kevin Smith, the man most famous for his ‘View Askewniverse’ series of films, which started with 1994’s Clerks and which will receive another update later this year with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. He will serve as both showrunner and producer on the show. The new series was announced by the official Masters of the Universe Twitter account, complete with a first look at a poster and some key art.
— Masters of the Universe (@MastersOfficial) August 18, 2019
Variety has more details on the upcoming series, which will “will focus on some of the unresolved storylines of the classic ‘80s show.” The article refers to it as an ‘anime’, meaning that its art style will likely differ from the original. Netflix has already done something similar with their series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, itself based on a He-Man spin-off. Rob David, author of the comic He-Man: The Eternity War, is attached as an executive producer.
The show will be animated by Powerhouse Animation Studios, which also worked on Netflix’s Castlevania series. A release date has not been announced.
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Author: James O’Connor