Netflix has released the official trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new animated series from Kevin Smith which continues the legacy that began in the classic ’80s series. If you were a fan of the original series, this looks to be right up your alley.
Featuring the voices of Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Long, Tony Todd, Kevin Conroy, and more, the first five episodes of Masters of the Universe: Revelation will debut on Netflix in just a few weeks. “Our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ‘80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985,” said Kevin Smith in a previously released statement. “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. I watched all of the TV series growing up, 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.” Smith went on to add that the series “explores destiny in a fresh way” as it deals with secrets, betrayal, trust, acceptance, love, and ultimately, loss.
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The official synopsis for Masters of the Universe: Revelation:
The war for Eternia culminates in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION, an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation – Part I will debut on Netflix on July 23rd.