A 'Revelation' becomes a 'Revolution as Netflix reveals the first look at Masters of the Universe: Revolution, the sequel series to Masters of the Universe: Revelation. This latest incarnation of He-Man pits Grayskull's champion against a Motherboard-enhanced Skeletor and Hordak.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation premiered on Netflix in July 2021 and has released 10 episodes to date. Kevin Smith created the series as a more serious continuation of Filmation's classic, meme-creating 1983 animated He-Man cartoon.
Revelation was actually released in two parts, with Part 2's 5-episode run dropping in November 2021. And it was Part 2 in particular, that drew the ire of He-Man fans who accused Kevin Smith of having a "woke agenda" and destroying the He-Man mythos by making Teela the true hero of the story.
Smith was very outspoken in his defense of the show, telling Variety at the time, "You really [frick]ing think Mattel Television, who hired me and paid me money, wants to do a [frick]ing Masters of the Universe show without He-Man? Grow the [frick] up, man." This response only invited more attacks on Smith from He-Man fans on YouTube and social media.
Smith makes a reference this tumultuous period in the show's history in the Tweet below with his "slings" and "arrows" remark.
Hopefully, the continuation of the show and its slightly revamped title serves to put the controversy in the rearview mirror and proves to have a better connection with longtime fans.
The official synopsis for the show's new season reads, "It’s technology versus magic when He-Man and the heroic warriors face the forces of Skeletor and something more in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVOLUTION – the new epic chapter in the battle for Castle Grayskull! The newly mechanized Skeletor, armed with the might of Motherboard, attacks the heart of Eternia while Prince Adam grapples with a new responsibility and what that means for him as He-Man! Adam is forced to choose between the scepter or the sword, and a life as either the King or the Champion! Meanwhile, the new Sorceress Teela searches for the secret of Snake Magic in the mists of Darksmoke to rebuild a magic realm and help He-Man hold off the greatest threat Eternia has ever faced: the return of the despot Hordak, the ruthless leader of the Horde Empire!"
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