While Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation will be a 2D animated continuation of the stories laid out in the 1980s Filmation series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be a complete reboot presented in 3D CGI animation. The second series is said to be a reimagining of the classic tale “with all-new storylines and a fresh take on the iconic characters.”
“Masters of the Universe is one of the most iconic global franchises of all time, with a 30-year history and a passionate fan base,” says Fred Soulie, senior vice president of content distribution and business development, Mattel. “The entire team at Mattel is excited to introduce the world of He-Man to a new generation and, together with the talented team at Netflix, to reimagine the classic characters in a way that appeals to kids and families today, while also resonating with the fans who grew up with them.”
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond), and Rob David (Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serving as executive producers. The series was developed for television by Rob David. Emmy-winning producer and designer Jeff Matsuda (The Batman, TMNT) and Susan Corbin (Voltron) will also produce. Bryan Q Miller (Arrow, Smallville, Sleepy Hollow) will serve as story editor on the series. Animation services are being provided by House of Cool and CGCG (Trollhunters).