Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Part 1 of the Mattel Television and Netflix Series Premieres Friday, July 23
Everyone needs a hero. And none gets any bigger than He-Man. Throw in some of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out On A Hero” and you got yourself the makings of a fantastic throwback animated series.
Netflix has just dropped the first trailer for He-Man, which tells the story of Prince Adam, a meek boy who uses a powerful sword to become a swole hero known as He-Man. While there have been a few iterations since its original inception in the 1980s, Kevin Smith teamed up with Powerhouse Animation to bring the character back on Netflix. And judging by the new trailer, it is one heavy dose of nostalgia and a look at some gorgeous animation.
Now I don’t remember the original He-Man back in the 1980s, it was just a few years before my time. But I caught some of its broadcast reruns and the reboot series that ran on Cartoon Network in the early 2000s, and I just loved the number of character and stories.
It’s hard to believe that He-Man wasn’t rebooted once more sooner, especially since Netflix is still in the business of nostalgic content. And with something that has a rich mythology, there was no way that someone like He-Man would stay buried.
Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming series which features one of the most impressive voice acting talents I’ve seen for an animated series. Mark Hamill will voice the evil Skeletor, with Lena Headly lending her voice to Evil-lyn. And it doesn’t stop there. Chris Wood voices Prince Adam and He-Man, while Sarah Michelle Gellar voices Teela. The rest of the cast includes Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms, Stephen Root as Cringer, Diedrich Bader as King Randor / Trap Jaw, Griffin Newman as Orko, Tiffany Smith as Andra, Henry Rollins as Tri-Klops, Alan Oppenheimer as Moss Man, Susan Eisenberg as Sorceres, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Justin Long as Roboto, Jason Mewes as Stinkor, Phil LaMarr as He-Ro, Tony Todd as Scare Glow, Cree Summer as Priestess, Kevin Michael Richardson as Beast Man, Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man, Harley Quinn Smith as Ileena.
Part 1 (5 episodes) of the Mattel Television and Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation and the after show special, Revelations: The Masters of the Universe Revelation After show will premiere on Friday, July 23, only on Netflix.