Netflix announces a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe original animated adventure series for kids and families is in development.
Note: The series is separate from the previously announced Kevin Smith anime series.
Details include that He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be a CG animated series that will reimagine the Masters of the Universe classic tale with all-new storylines and a fresh take on the iconic characters.
"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.” said Fred Soulie, Senior Vice President of Content Distribution and Business Development, Mattel, in a statement.
The series is described as: 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?
The 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 on the series.
Animation services are being provided by House of Cool and CGCG (Trollhunters).
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.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Netflix promo art: