Netflix is bringing back He-Man… again
Netflix is bringing back He-Man for the second time, with a new animated series in the works from the streaming giant and Mattel Television.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be a CG reimagining of the classic tale with all-new storylines and a fresh take on the iconic characters.
This marks the second collaboration between Netflix and Mattel Television, and will be separate to the previously announced 2D anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation with Kevin Smith.
This series 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 and animation is provided by House of Cool and CGCG (Trollhunters).
Set on the planet of Eternia, it sees a young lost prince discover the powers of Grayskull and transform into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor will rage to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?
“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. 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,” says Fred Soulie, Senior Vice President of Content Distribution and Business Development, Mattel.
Mattel’s reboot of the classic Masters of the Universe franchise also includes a comic book series by DC Comics (available now), reimagined versions of the 80s toys (hitting retail shelves in the fall of 2020), and a feature film.