Netflix has released the first trailer for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which is a completely separate show to Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
While Kevin Smith's recent revival of the classic '80s animated series was more adult-oriented in tone, it looks like this CG take on the material was developed with younger kids in mind. Revelation also took the established mythology in a bold new direction, but based on what we see here, this show is going to be more of a complete reinvention.
The series will be produced by Mattel Television, with Adam Bonnett, Christopher Keenan, and Revelation's Rob David on board as executive producers.
"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," said Fred Soulie, Mattel's Senior VP of Content Distribution and Business Development. "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."
On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages 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?
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe arrives on Netflix on September 16.