And while the focus on the new He-Man series has been through the big screen so far, it came as a surprise this weekend at Power-Con, a convention dedicated to all things He-Man and She-Ra, as Mattel announced that Clerks and Red State director Kevin Smith is working on a new He-Man series for Netflix called Masters Of The Universe: Revelation.
This is the first announcement of a new series and the only thing that has been revealed about it is that it will continue exactly where the 1980s animated series stood, unlike the recent Netflix reboot of She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power. It will focus on unfinished stories and Powerhouse Animation, who worked on the Castlevania series, will provide the footage, with Smith being the showrunner of the series and journalist / TV screenwriter Marc Bernardin working alongside him.
"I am eternally grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for the trust they have given me not only with Greyskull but their entire universe," Smith said in a news release. "At Revelation, we continue exactly where the classic era ended to tell the epic story of what could have been the last fight between He-Man and Skeletor. Brought to life by the best Powerhouse Animation character designers, this is the Masters of the Universe story you've always wanted to see as kids! ”
The series will be produced by Mattel TV VP Rob David, with a team of screenwriters that include Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Superman), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas).
The Masters of the Universe franchise continues to expand. The third season of the She-Ra animated series debuted on Netflix earlier this month, with the live-action Masters of the Universe movie currently in the works with Noah Centineo as He-Man.
Masters Of The Universe: Revelation series has no release date yet.