With Toy Fair New York just a week away, the toy industry expects to get a better look at Mattel‘s plans for its multi-pronged Masters of the Universe relaunch when the doors to the annual industry gathering open next Saturday.
As part of the multiplatform affair, Netflix and Mattel Television are working on a pair of animated series — each taking a different approach to Eternian lore.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation is the much-anticipated series from showrunner Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot), which picks up storylines that began in Filmation’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series in the 1980s. As production continues, a massive, all-star voice cast for the series has been revealed.
“Masters of the Universe: Revelation is for the fans,” says Mattel’s Rob David, executive producer on the series. “Kevin Smith, as well as the rest of the all-star cast, share our love and passion for the iconic franchise and the deeper meaning of the property. At its core, Masters of the Universe is all about wanting the power to be the best version of yourself, and the series will bring this message to life in an entirely new way.”
Masters of the Universe: Revelation Cast
- Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series) as Skeletor
- Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) as Evil-Lyn
- Chris Wood (Supergirl, The Vampire Diaries) as Prince Adam/He-Man
- Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions) as Teela
- Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) as Man-At-Arms
- Stephen Root (Office Space, Barry) as Cringer
- Diedrich Bader (Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite) as King Randor/Trap Jaw
- Griffin Newman (The Tick, Vinyl) as Orko
- Tiffany Smith (Behind Enemy Lines, Supernatural) as Andra
- Henry Rollins (Johnny Mnemonic, Lost Highway) as Tri-Klops
- Alan Oppenheimer — the original Skeletor — (Westworld, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Moss Man
- Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman, Justice League) as Sorceress
- Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin) as Queen Marlena
- Justin Long (Galaxy Quest, Live Free or Die Hard) as Roboto
- Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as Stinkor
- Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Justice League) as He-Ro
- Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Scare Glow
- Cree Summer (DC Super Hero Girls, Vampirina) as Priestess
- Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, ThunderCats) as Beast Man
- Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Crisis on Infinite Earths) as Mer-Man
- Harley Quinn Smith (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) as Ileena
“I cannot believe the lineup of talent I get to play with! The incredible, star-studded cast that Mattel’s Rob David and Netflix’s Ted Biaselli assembled for our Masters of the Universe series will let any lifelong He-Man fan know we’re treating this cartoon seriously and honoring the legendary world of Eternia with A-list talent,” says Smith. “Chris, Sarah, Mark, Lena, and the other amazing actors and actresses have given performances so powerful and real in a show that features a talking giant green tiger! With these fantastic performers behind our characters, it’ll be crazy easy to immerse yourself in the swords and sorcery of our epic sci-fi soap opera!”
Production on the series is underway at Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania) in Austin, Texas.
Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Alphas), Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen) are writers on the series.
The overall reboot for the franchise includes the new DC Comics series He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse; the Masters of the Universe Origins toy line, which reimagines the ’80s toys, coming this fall; a second CG-animated series for Netflix that shares its title with the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; and a live-action feature film with Sony Pictures and an unnamed partner (rumored to be Netflix).