Kevin Smith Helming New "He-Man" Cartoon for Netflix
By the power of Grayskull, He-Man is coming back to the small screen!
The news was broken over the weekend at this year's Power-Con, a convention celebrating all things He-Man and She-Ra. During a panel in which Kevin Smith interviewed Rob David, the vice president of Mattel TV, Smith announced that the battle between Eternia's forces of good and evil would be returning to animation via a new series on Netflix. The title of the show is Masters of the Universe: Revelations, and Smith has been tapped to head the series as the executive producer and showrunner. According to Smith, the show picks up where the adventures of the classic 1980s series ended, exploring unresolved characters, stories, and events from the classic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy-inspired cartoon that dominated the 1980s.
Ever since the successful return of She-Ra and the Princess of Power thanks to a popular Netflix series that launched in 2018, fans have wondered if He-Man could be far behind his twin sister. Netflix has also served as the home for a high-profile return of Voltron: Legendary Defender, proving successful with new viewers as well as the older, deep-rooted fans. The new series comes during something of a renaissance for the character, with He-Man featured in DC Comics, a Hollywood film in development from Sony, and a new line of vintage-style action figures headed to retail store shelves soon.
We're huge fans of the Eternia gang, and cannot wait for these new adventures of He-Man on Netflix. Details remain scarce, so stay tuned to Cereal At Midnight for all the latest developments!